Carolyn Salzer

Sr. Research Manager, Industrial Logistics, Global Research • United States

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Carolyn Salzer

Sr. Research Manager, Industrial Logistics, Global Research • United States


Carolyn Salzer is the Director and Head of Industrial Research for the Americas working with the Logistics and Industrial Services group as well as a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Research Think Tank. She leads the team and contributes to the coordination and production of local, regional, national and corporate research analyses. She oversees quarterly reporting, statistical production, and forecasting for 80 markets within the Americas. Within this role, she collects and analyzes statistics from all industrial markets tracked by Cushman & Wakefield to educate clients and the firm’s 840 industrial professionals on current research trends and tools. Salzer is also a sought-after speaker for industry events and internal conferences, having spoken at ULI, INTERCHANGE 2019, Property Counsel of Australia 2021 Outlook and CSCMP. 

Salzer also participates in the design and development of new, enhanced products and services for Cushman & Wakefield professionals and clients. She interacts with all service lines in order to gain market insight, proactively seeks market activity information, and coordinates research department interaction with local governmental entities. Prior to becoming the Head of Logistics and Industrial Research for the Americas, Salzer served as the Associate Director for Industrial in the Americas working with the Logistics & Industrial Services group and led industrial research at Cushman & Wakefield for the Chicago market.

Salzer attended Miami University in Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish.

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