Wayne Hightower - Cushman & Wakefield

Wayne Hightower

Vice President Of Project & Development Services
Vice President Of Project & Development Services

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Bringing more than 25 years of commercial and mixed-use development expertise to Cushman & Wakefield, Wayne Hightower oversees all areas of real estate development. His client management starts with the acquisition evaluation process, site selection analysis, conceptual planning, pre-development studies, financial projections and continues through all phases of the development process, including the governmental approval process and entitlements, planning, permitting, public/private financing, the creative/design process and construction management.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Wayne was a regional developer for single and multi-family residential communities, office, retail, and mixed-use projects. Among many awards, most notably Wayne was named Developer of the Year and earned the distinction of Top Retail Development by Triangle Business Journal for Alexander Village at Brier Creek. Formally, Wayne was the Director of Development for a regional real estate opportunity fund completing the development of a 25 acre mixed-use development.

Awards & Associations

  • Top Retail Development, Triangle Business Journal Space Awards, 2006
  • Developer of the Year, First Oakland Properties, Inc., 1996


  • Marquee Station: 25 acre mixed use development including retail, office and multi-family
  • The Village at Marquee Station: 265 unit market rate apartment community
  • Alexander Village at Brier Creek: award-winning anchored retail in Durham, NC
  • Oakland Place at Weston: 3 building office park including Medical Office and Surgical Suite
  • Mill Creek: award-winning 650 acre mixed-use golf course community in Mebane, NC