Marlene L. Manzella is a Director in Brokerage Services in the Midtown Manhattan office of Cushman & Wakefield, where she works alongside veteran broker Pat Murphy, Executive Vice Chairman. Marlene holds nearly 15 years of professional experience delivering high-quality service with comprehensive solution capabilities to commercial clients. She focuses on assisting corporate clients in negotiating new leases, renewals, expansions, lease dispositions and provides strategic advice on real estate transactions.
Marlene has successfully spearheaded many challenging tenant representation assignments and agency projects in New York and around the globe. She manages high-volume and diverse portfolios for some of the most successful national and international corporations, advising on portfolio strategies, complex acquisitions, creative financial structures, and fast-track projects. Her roster of clients includes MetLife, The Walt Disney Company, KPMG, UBS Financial, and Société Générale, among others.
One of Marlene’s key professional differentiators is her in-depth understanding of the commercial construction process, gained during her former career as a contractor working with clients and alongside architects, interior designers and project managers. She possesses extensive experience with workplace strategy, utilization efficiency, densification design, and portfolio standardization, allowing her to provide a holistic approach to workplace solutions.
- Chair, CoreNet Newsletter Committee
- Member, CoreNet Sponsorship Committee
- Board of Directors, The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- Chair of the Institutional Forum, The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University