Veterans’ Voices: New England Veterans

With Veterans’ Day, we wanted to set commercial real estate discussions aside to take some time and honor veterans currently working with us at Cushman & Wakefield and Cushman & Wakefield Services in the Boston area.

We are fortunate to have these amazing people working for our team and supporting the Cushman & Wakefield Veterans’ Initiative.

Daniel Wells, General Manager Asset Services

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Service: Captain, U.S. Army


  • 4-31 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York (Operation Iraqi Freedom 2006-2007)


  • 1-24 Infantry Battalion, 1st Striker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska
  • Served as Platoon Leader in combat, Executive Officer in combat and garrison, Battalion Assistant Operations Officers in garrison, Headquarters Company Commander and Read Detachment Commander in garrison.
  • Dan is also currently involved with the West Point Society of New England and Project Healing Waters


Stephanie Pitts, Safety Manager, Cushman &Wakefield ServicesStephanie Pits life preserver
Service: LT, U.S. Coast Guard


  • Served as Marine Inspector/Investigator, inspecting foreign and domestic vessels for compliance with international and U.S. safety and security laws and regulations, ranging from small passenger vessels and cruise ships to the large chemical and oil tankers.
  • Also inspected maritime waterfront facilities, such as passenger terminals and international cargo ports, for compliance with U.S. laws. Acted as a first responder to reports of pollution or hazardous materials spills.
  • Stephanie is also part of Cushman & Wakefield’s Veterans’ Initiative Program
What does Veterans Day Mean to You?

Veterans day is a day of remembrance for all who have served to defend our country. It’s a day to honor those who have fought to defend our country and to teach our future generations of the sacrifices others have made to provide the freedoms we enjoy today.


Chris Walsh, Senior Director, Brokerage, Cambridge, MA TeamChris Walsh tank
Service: 1st Lt, United States Marine Corps


  • 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, Twentynine Palms CA
  • Served two combat tours; Iraq in 2009 and Afghanistan in 2010. Commanded platoons of combat engineers specialized in route clearance; dedicated to finding, countering, and detonating improvised explosive devices (IEDs.)
  • In addition to his work as a commercial real estate broker, Chris is currently Director and VP of Brain Scans for Warriors, and also volunteers with The Soldiers Fund
What does Veterans Day Mean to You?

It is a very humbling day to look back and consider all that was sacrificed by the men and women who came before you.


Denis Dancoes, Senior Director, Brokerage, Manchester, NHDenis Dancoes headshot
Service: Sergeant (E-5), US Marine Corps


  • B Co. 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment (Infantry Unit) – 1987 through 1994
  • Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): 0311 Rifleman
  • Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Saudi Arabia & Kuwait) – Fire Team Leader – 1990/1991
  • Manchester, NH Reserve Unit

In addition to his work as a broker, Denis also supports YMCA of Greater Nashua, Veterans Count, and Veterans FIRST



Martin Loomis, Chief Engineer, Asset ServicesMartin Lomis
Service: E-5 2nd Class Petty Officer, United States Navy (1988-1994)


  • USS Jesse L Brown; Propulsion plant operator/Machinist mate
  • Primary duty of the vessel was drug enforcement operations, tracking and capturing drug runners in the Caribbean and eastern pacific.



Chris Shannon, Building Engineer, Asset ServicesChris Shannon
Service: Petty Officer 3rd Class; Damage Controlman
United States Coast Guard


  • Search and Rescue Station, Alexandria Bay, NY
  • Worked as fireman, boat engineer, law enforcement team member, responsible for security and safety of areas of eastern Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River to the international border, working with local, municipal police and fire departments.
  • Coast Guard Cutter WMEC 628 Durable, Brownsville, TX
  • Worked in Damage control, Engineer room qualified controller, patrolling the Gulf of Mexico, for search and rescue, international law enforcement, drug interdiction, military interaction with foreign countries, humanitarian response to Haiti, and training.

In addition to his work as a building engineer, Chris is the American Legion Post Commander of Post 18 in Dedham, MA, and has also supported the 22KILL veteran suicide awareness and advocacy program and various other veterans’ charities through various fundraisers.

What does Veterans Day Mean to You?

Veterans Day is two-fold remembrance of the wars and the service man and women that have served. It reminds me of when I did watch standing in the middle of the night when the rest of America slept standing guard waiting for a call for help or making sure all the machinery was running properly. A time to remember our comrades living and past.

Enjoy our series of articles: Veterans Voices

Chris Walsh and Military Partner with Tank
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Veterans’ Voices: New England Veterans

With Veterans’ Day, we wanted to set commercial real estate discussions aside to take some time and honor veterans currently working with us at Cushman & Wakefield and Cushman & Wakefield Services in the Boston area.
Tony Napier Military Uniform Photo
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ORLANDO - Veterans’ Voices: Tony Napier

Tony was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Infantry and progressed through the ranks to retire as a Major. He was originally stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, with the 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and ended his Military career at Fort Richardson, Alaska, where he was part of the 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment.
Anthony Napier • 11/7/2018
Rick Cenkus Military Group Photo
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DALLAS - Veterans’ Voices: Rick Cenkus

During his career, Capt. Rick Cenkus served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield, where he received the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement.
Richard Cenkus • 11/7/2018
Tom Dowd Military Photo
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DALLAS - Veterans’ Voices: Tom Dowd

During his military service, Corporal Tom Dowd received three Certificates of Commendation: one as Section Leader for 60mm mortar section during live fire exercises in Bridgeport, CA; one as Section Leader for 60mm mortar section during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm; and one as Company Clerk during cold weather training in Bridgeport, CA, Norway and Korea. The military also recognized him as Meritorious Lance Corporal and Marine of the Division.

Tim Tolson Navy Group Photo
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DALLAS - Veterans’ Voices: Tim Tolson

During his 20-year career with the U.S. Navy Reserve, retired Lt. Cmdr. Tim Tolson was awarded the Naval Aviation Supply Officer designation and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Tim Tolson • 11/7/2018
Captain Lawrence Smith
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NEW YORK - Veterans’ Voices: Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith was an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army from June 25, 1992 to August 20, 2008, and during that time was promoted six times from the rank of Private to Sergeant First Class. He became a commissioned officer August 21, 2008 and retired Sep 1, 2018. During his time as an officer, he was promoted twice from the rank of Second Lieutenant to Captain.
Bruce Hohenhaus Military Portrait
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SACRAMENTO - Veterans’ Voices: Bruce Hohenhaus

Staff Sergeant Bruce Hohenhaus, Cushman & Wakefield Sacramento shares his second chances story from college dropout to the U.S. Airforce.
Bruce Hohenhaus • 11/7/2018
Jack McKinney Marine Corps ID Card
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CHICAGO - Veterans’ Voices: Jack McKinney

Former Sergeant, Jack McKinney discusses the significance of Veterans Day, his support of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and how military training impacts his career at Cushman & Wakefield.
Major General Kent Hillhouse Rides in Veterans Parade
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SAN JOSE - Veterans’ Voices: Kent Hillhouse

During his career, the U.S. military recognized Major General Kent Hillhouse (retired) for his leadership, service and valor with the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.
Kent Hillhouse • 11/5/2018
David Lundeen Atlanta Military Veteran
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Veterans’ Voices: David Lundeen

On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who served our country in the military. As we approach this day, we pay special tribute to the men and women of Cushman & Wakefield who served in the U.S. Armed Forces to ensure this country’s freedom.
Doug Jones Military Image
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DALLAS - Veterans’ Voices: Doug Jones

During his career, Infantry Officer Doug Jones was honored by the U.S. Military with a Bronze Star, a Bronze Star with “Valor”, a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantryman Badge, an Expert Infantryman Badge, and a Meritorious Service Medal.
Patrick McBride Receives Navy Pin
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HARRISBURG - Veterans’ Voices: Patrick McBride

During his career, the U.S. Navy recognized Patrick McBride with a Navy Commendation Medal (with one Gold Star), Surface Warfare Officer Insignia, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with two Bronze Stars), and Navy Expeditionary Medal (with one Star).
Patrick McBride • 11/5/2018

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