New York, NY - Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Natasha Persad and Justin Scott Long have joined the real estate services firm as Directors in Brokerage. In their roles, Ms. Persad and Mr. Long will use their knowledge in internal operations and business development across diverse industries to capitalize on Cushman & Wakefield’s core service lines and industry and specialty advisory groups. Ms. Persad and Mr. Long will be based in the firm’s midtown Manhattan office.
“We are excited to welcome Natasha and Justin to the Cushman & Wakefield family,” said Lou D’Avanzo, Vice Chairman and Managing Principal, Midtown. “Both have impressive histories across a multitude of industries. We are always looking for experienced professionals with unique and diverse backgrounds who bring different perspectives to the table to best serve our global client base.”
Ms. Persad’s experience spans several diverse and notable industries in a broad range of roles. She has held executive positions at Goldman Sachs, The Deal, Li & Fung, Marriott, British Airways and Photronics. Ms. Persad specializes in internal operations, business development and applying best practices from one industry to another to create higher profitability for companies.
“Cushman & Wakefield is a highly respected name for anybody who works in the commercial real estate industry,” said Natasha Persad. “I am proud to be a part of a firm with such incredible growth opportunities, progressive diversity and inclusion initiatives, and I am eager to use my global relationships and skill set to work with its best-in-class brokers, guide business development and support minority-owned businesses.”
Mr. Long is a former Fortune 500 executive who has worked at leading global corporations, including The William Morris Agency, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros. Television and NYC Health + Hospitals. He has led, developed and negotiated a variety of large national and global deals throughout his career and has extensive experience in business development, sales, internal operations, finance and production.
“Joining Cushman & Wakefield is truly an honor,” said Justin Scott Long. “Natasha and I have worked together for years and I am positive we will be able to help the firm develop new opportunities to win business.”
Together, Ms. Persad & Mr. Long also sit on the advisory board of a healthcare technology company and have co-founded the “I have a Dream Project,” which helps inner city young adults find employment in the entertainment industry.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2018, the firm had revenue of $8.2 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.