Jeff Lessard

Senior Managing Director

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    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10104-6178
    United States

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    +1 603 921-0102

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Jeff Lessard is a Senior Managing Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Strategic Consulting group, and also serves as the company’s National Location Strategy Lead and the Head of Tri-State Strategic Consulting. He specializes in the development of headquarters, location, workplace, and regional master plan strategies.

During his tenure with Cushman & Wakefield he has been promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. His responsibilities with Strategic Consulting are global in scope, and his project work has spanned multiple industries – insurance, financial services, telecommunications, media, energy, and consumer goods.

Until 2007, Mr. Lessard was Project Manager of the Real Estate Executive Board (a business unit of the Corporate Executive Board company), where he led projects on behalf of senior real estate executives.


Mr. Lessard is a member CoreNet, and is a past executive fiduciary for Cushman & Wakefield’s 401(k) plan. In October 2012 he was named one of Real Estate Forum’s top “40 Under 40” real estate professionals. He writes a weekly email newsletter on real estate, technology, architecture, design, and economics.


  • Headquarters Strategy – 750,000 sf, investment management firm
  • Headquarters Strategy – 500,000 national insurance company
  • Headquarters Strategy – 900,000 sf, global financial services company
  • Headquarters Strategy – 300,000 sf, integrated sports and media company
  • Location Strategy – 250,000 sf, headquarters relocation; global entertainment company
  • Real Estate Strategy – 1,750,000 sf, national financial services company
  • Real Estate Strategy – 200,000 sf, global financial services firm
  • Real Estate Strategy – 4,600,000 sf, integrated global energy company
  • Real Estate Strategy – 120,000 sf, media company