Laurie Harper is the Atlanta market leader for Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services group, responsible for growing the firm’s portfolio of properties managed on behalf of owner clients. Currently, the firm oversees more than 13 million square feet of office, industrial and retail assets out of Atlanta.
As market leader, Ms. Harper is responsible for ensuring a smooth transition as new properties and staff are added to Cushman & Wakefield’s growing portfolio, and assist clients with strategic recommendations on how to minimize operating expenses and risk while protecting and enhancing the value of their asset.
Before joining Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta team, Ms. Harper was a Senior Vice President and Group Manager at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. In this position, she oversaw a portfolio comprised of more than 2 million square feet of office space and 12 million square feet of industrial properties located in Atlanta and Charlotte for a number of that firm’s clients. She was also responsible for the financial and operational performance of these assets in addition to supervising the on-site teams.
Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle, Ms. Harper was a Regional Director of Finance at Equity Office Properties Trust, where she supervised the financial analysis and accounting functions relating to that firm’s assets. Using her extensive financial reporting skills, Ms. Harper provided regular GAAP financial statements for a 15-million-square-foot portfolio of buildings located in Atlanta, New York and Washington, D.C.