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WHAT DO YOU DO WITHIN THE MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT (M&E) PRACTICE?
Anthony Festa, Director, East Rutherford, NJ: I view my role as two-fold. First, I’m an internal resource to assist in executing machinery valuations where V&A real estate appraisers, brokers, capital markets, and other C&W professionals have identified specific M&E appraisal/advisory needs for their clients. Secondly, I act as a catalyst for the firm’s growth. I’m always looking for and thinking about opportunities where I can bring C&W’s services to bear in order to better assist our clients – not just from my concentration in machinery valuations, but also real estate valuations and advisory, as well as all the other services the firm offers.
Fernando Sosa, Director, Chicago, IL: I am part of a nationwide team tasked with building a well-rounded Machinery & Equipment Group into a national/international valuation practice.
Lee Dorf, Director, Philadelphia, PA: I want to be that internal resource that our real estate team sees as a subject matter expert. I see us as a complimentary piece to the puzzle and want to educate our professionals on what we do and how we can help them.
WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD?
Anthony Festa: The platform! I’ve worked in an accounting firm, an independent appraisal company, and a turnaround shop. C&W is the premier platform that puts tangible assets first, I mean…the V&A practice has been around for 35+ years – they get it!!! The draw to C&W was the platform. With a firm that focuses on real estate, the next logical step is to develop a service that addresses everything on the land or inside of the buildings that’s movable.
Fernando Sosa: The opportunity to develop the Machinery & Equipment Group with colleagues that I have known for years and the incredible support of Cushman & Wakefield.
Lee Dorf: The people. Cushman & Wakefield has a lot of talented professionals and the next logical step in a real estate firm is Machinery & Equipment. They go hand in hand.
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