Lou Varsames

Executive Managing Director • United States

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Lou Varsames

Executive Managing Director • United States


Based in Tampa, Florida, Lou Varsames focuses on serving Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Services clients across the country. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Lou served as Executive Managing Director for DTZ and Cassidy Turley and as Principal for CLW Real Estate Services Group since 1991, where he and his business partner, Doug Rothschild, led all aspects of the company.

Lou has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1983 and his background includes development, construction management, property management, leasing and both tenant and landlord representation. He began his career as a Leasing Agent and Project Manager for Cabot, Cabot and Forbes in Boston and later became a Partner for the Southeast Region of Towermarc Development, where he oversaw 3.5 million SF of office and industrial development. Lou served as the lead advisor on a 1 million SF project in Midtown Manhattan for PricewaterhouseCooper’s Worldwide Headquarters, valued at $2.2 billion, as well as the 600,000 SF national headquarters for Hartford Insurance Companies.  Lou also served as Lead Advisor on Aetna Insurance in the consolidation of 23 locations down to seven, within a 9-month time frame.  This included a national search for the most appropriate cities to fulfill Aetna’s business requirements.

  • 1 million SF PricewaterhouseCooper’s headquarters in New York, NY
  • National search for consolidation of Aetna insurance for 23 offices into seven operation centers
  • Completed 600,000 SF sale lease back for The Hartford Insurance Company’s National Headquarters
  • National search for Bristol-Myers Squibb encompassing over 600 employees
  • 225,000 SF lease negotiation on behalf of Katz Communications, a Division of Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia)
  • National search for Liberty Mutual Operations Center

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Florida

  • Board Member, Berkeley Preparatory School
  • High School Football Coach

  • Bachelor of Arts - Harvard University
  • Choate Preparatory School
  • All-Ivy League, All-Eastern Conference and All-American Honorable mention in football

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