Erica Ruder

Consulting Director • United States

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Erica Ruder

Consulting Director • United States


Erica Ruder is a Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Strategic Consulting group. Erica has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate real estate in both strategy and investment related roles. Focused on the intersection of human capital, real estate and location, Erica develops data-driven recommendations to improve her clients’ real estate‐related operations. Specifically, Ms. Ruder’s area of expertise is centered on the relationship between human resource strategy and labor markets for the purpose of improving corporate real estate portfolios and building competitive advantages. Erica creates solutions for clients across a wide variety of asset types including headquarters and shared services facilities, and also provides recommendations for portfolio-wide strategies.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2011, Ms. Ruder worked as an analyst at Lexington Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT in New York. In this role, Ms. Ruder analyzed a variety of transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and releasing scenarios, and computed internal valuations for Lexington’s entire portfolio by building financial models and conducting research to update market assumptions.

MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan

Member of CoreNet, CREW and the Society of Human Resource Management

Prosci Certified Change Practitioner