Managing Director - West Regional Lead • United States
Mitchell Rusbarsky is a Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Financial Analysis & Advisory practice. He oversees financial advisory services for our corporate occupier clients based in the West Region.
Mitchell has over twenty-five years of experience offering financial advisory on many of Cushman & Wakefield’s marquee headquarter assignments across the US. He works closely with corporations to develop tailored analyses and strategies for evaluating complex occupancy requirements and reporting which contributes to effective decision making and enhanced earnings.
In addition to his background in the real estate and financial sectors, Mitchell’s previous broad-based leadership experience at Twentieth Century Fox, Century City was comprised of executing acquisition and deposition strategies for the Fox Entertainment lease portfolio. Mitchell brings an extensive knowledge of finance, accounting, and corporate real estate including lease negotiations and restructuring, lease audits, project management, facility management, vendor selection, and capital budgeting as well as management of shared utilization and oversight on construction and maintenance projects.
Bank of America
160,000 SF, restructure of San Francisco Headquarters lease. Consolidation of 300,000 SF premises including the analysis of forgiveness of multiple floors and modification of 3rd party subleases. Developed a robust custom model for the CRE team.
Marsh & McLennan
227,000 SF, $129 million consideration, two San Francisco buildings – Three Embarcadero Center and One California. Performed comprehensive GAAP analyses to enhance corporate earnings impact. Reporting responsibilities included allocating cost over nine M&M business segments for corporate approvals.
Union Bank of California
350,000 SF lease recast, $280 million consideration, 445 Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Responsibilities included cost evaluation of asbestos remediation and an analysis of extensive rehab costs
City National Bank
310,000 SF, $320 million consideration, 505 Flower St. Los Angeles. Consolidation of five facilities and seven business units. Performed extensive modeling of lease and ownership structures. Reporting responsibilities included interpretation of specialized GAAP results
Mitchell holds a California Certified Public Accounting license and a Master of Corporate Real Estate designation from CoreNet Global. He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a regular CoreNet Global contributor and instructor of Corporate Real Estate Finance. Rusbarsky is on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of Financial Executive International is active in various philanthropic organizations.