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Cushman & Wakefield Bolsters Northern Nevada Industrial Services with addition of Amanda Eastwick and Makenna Backstrom

RENO, Nev., March 1, 2021 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the team of Amanda Eastwick, CCIM and Makenna Backstrom have joined the firm’s office in Reno, Nevada.

New Hires Reno

Eastwick, a Senior Associate brings more than 18 years of real estate industry experience and serves as team lead. Backstrom brings over five years of experience and will serve as a junior broker to Eastwick in the near future. The tandem specialize in representing buyers and tenants within Northern Nevada’s industrial real estate market.

“We’re excited to welcome this team of highly talented professionals to our Reno office,” said Christina Roush, Cushman & Wakefield’s Managing Principal of Nevada. “Our Reno team has consistently been involved in many of the region’s most significant industrial transactions, including during and in response to the pandemic. This experienced, established team of Amanda Eastwick and Makenna Backstrom will enhance our Reno presence and help us continue to build on our growth and services in the Reno market.”

Roush added, “Amanda is a natural in real estate with a tenacious entrepreneurial spirit. She is wholly committed to her clients and as a result has always thrived. What really stands out is her passion for being a continual student of our industry which has served as a valuable asset for her career success. We are excited to welcome her aboard.”

“Our move to Cushman & Wakefield will allow Makenna and I a prime opportunity to provide our clients with superior services across the board,” said Amanda Eastwick. “We were drawn to the firm’s exceptional talent and full-service platform, both at the local as well as global level and which we will be able to take advantage to bolster our Teams’ business. We are looking forward to working and collaborating with our new colleagues.”

Eastwick and Backstrom are both native Nevadans, who have spent their whole careers working in Northern Nevada. They join Cushman & Wakefield from SVN International® (SVN).

Eastwick most recently worked as a Senior Advisor at SVN the last seven years. Her career experience also includes working at boutique firm John Dermody Ventures, Reno Property Management, and Silverado Homes, a Northern California/Northern Nevada builder. She holds a CCIM designation and was recently accepted within the prestigious SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS® (SIOR), as a Member Associate, working towards her designation. Eastwick also belongs to several different boards and local charities as an active member of her community.

Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Backstrom was a Brokerage Coordinator at SVN supporting Eastwick. She has also worked for a local property management firm. Backstrom graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, and was also a member of the university’s College of Business Committee and completed a real estate internship with NAI Alliance as a collegiate.

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 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and approximately 60 countries. In 2021, the firm had revenue of $9.4 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, and valuation and other services. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake External Link on Twitter.


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