Managing Principal - Seattle • United States
Alison Beddard is Managing Principal for the Utah operations. Based in Salt Lake City, Beddard oversees the strategic growth of the firm’s business lines in the region including Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Park City markets.
Beddard began her career with Cushman & Wakefield in 2005, specializing in cutting edge portfolio strategies in office leasing, acquisition and dispositions of assets for institutional occupiers, private investors and non-profit organizations. She has been involved in many high-profile transactions in Salt Lake City. Her notable transactions in the past 12 months include representing University of Utah in the largest hospital BTS in the State of Utah (170,000 RSF), and American Express in a 100,000 RSF BTS office lease. Since 2010, she has completed over $400 million in transaction value.
“Alison is a dynamic leader in the community and in the industry,” says Dan Broderick, Regional Managing Principal, Southwest & Mexico. She was recognized as one of “Thirty Women to Watch” by Utah Business Magazine, as well as a 2017 “Women of Influence” Honoree by Real Estate Forum Magazine. She has held various leadership roles in numerous industry and community groups in Utah including the Salt Lake City Downtown Advisory Group, the Utah Pride Center, Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group, and CREW Utah.
“In my new role as Managing Principal, I am looking forward to leveraging our robust global platform, supporting our market’s leading professionals with best in class service, and positioning our clients to be at the center of what’s next in the commercial real estate industry,” says Beddard.
Beddard served as 2017 President of CREW Network, an international organization of 11,000+ members in 76 markets. During her term as President, she guided the Board through a global expansion, the selection and transition of a new Chief Executive Officer, and a comprehensive redesign and launch of CREW’s online networking community. Alison continues to contribute as a Member of CREW’s Executive Committee for International Board of Directors.
She was recently appointed to serve on Cushman & Wakefield’s Leadership Council for the Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) and the firm’s Charitable Foundation Advisory Board. A 1997 graduate of Virginia Tech, Beddard is an avid outdoor enthusiast, gourmet cook, and world traveler.
Dedicated to placing clients first, Beddard embodies Cushman & Wakefield’s leadership and the qualities. Broderick elaborates “Her deep curiosity, emphasis on authentic relationships, and commitment to excellence will be crucial in driving our growth in the Utah region.”
Awards & Associations
- President, 2017 CREW Network
- CREW Network Board of Directors, 2014 - 2018
- Chapter President, CREW Utah, 2012
- CREW Utah Board of Directors, 2011-2013, CREW Utah
- NAIOP, Member
- 2017 Women of Influence Honoree, Real Estate Forum Magazine
- 30 Women to Watch, Utah Business Magazine, 2016
- Forty Under 40, Utah Business Magazine, 2013
- Advisory Board, Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group, 2015-2017
- Advisory Group, Salt Lake City Downtown Master Plan
- Board of Directors, Utah Pride Center, 2012-2014
- Cushman & Wakefield Healthcare Practice Group
- Cushman & Wakefield WIN Leadership Council 2019-2020
- Cushman & Wakefield Charitable Foundation Advisory Board
- B.S. Virginia Tech