Managing Principal – Manhattan • United States
Lou D’Avanzo brings over 27 years of experience to Cushman & Wakefield. Based in the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office, Mr. D’Avanzo has been one of the firm’s leading brokerage professionals and is currently Managing Principal of Manhattan.
Lou began his career with Cushman & Wakefield in 1991, and he has since advised many of the world’s most prestigious companies on their real estate occupancy requirements worldwide. With a primary focus on New York City, he has completed transactions on behalf of clients throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.
A partial list of clients he has acted on behalf of include: AT&T; AXA; Gartner, Inc.; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Hearst Corporation; Hudson’s Bay Company, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC); M&T Bank; Moelis & Company; National Football League; Stifel Financial Corp, and Union Investment.
He received his BA in Economics from Boston College and his MBA in Real Estate/Corporate Finance from Columbia Business School.
Lou is active in civic and non-profit communities, including serving as a trustee of the Franklin Lakes Education Foundation.
Lou most recently served as Chairman of New York City Chapter of CoreNet Global and remains on the board as an advisor.
Lou is a member of The Real Estate Circle of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School.