Michelle M. MacKay

Chief Operating Officer
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Michelle M. MacKay

Chief Operating Officer

Michelle M. MacKay is Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the execution of the firm’s strategy and oversight of the functions of Research, IT, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources and Legal. Michelle previously served on the firm’s Board of Directors, joining in 2018. 

Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Michelle was a Senior Advisor to iStar, an investment REIT that finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects. During her 15-year career at iStar, she served as Executive Vice President of Investments, and was one of the key contributors to the growth of iStar from a $6 billion to a $16 billion corporation. She also held roles as Head of Capital Markets and Head of Corporate and Liquid Securities. Prior to iStar, Michelle was an Executive Director at UBS, and a senior member of the Commercial Real Estate Investment Committee. She has also held roles at Chase Bank and The Hartford Insurance Company’s investment arm HIMCO. 

Michelle holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.

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