Roberta Liss

Regional President, Southeast • United States

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Roberta Liss

Regional President, Southeast • United States

As the Southeast Regional President, Roberta Liss is responsible for Cushman & Wakefield’s entire business in the state of Florida, Atlanta, Nashville and the Carolinas. Roberta is responsible for transformation and growth, client relationships, talent development and performance management across the Southeast U.S. 

Prior to this role, Roberta served as President, East Region, overseeing all of Cushman & Wakefield’s business in one third of the US. She partnered with leaders in Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Bethesda, and Tysons Corner offices to advance corporate strategic growth, transformation, and operational optimization initiatives. She joined Cassidy Turley/DTZ, a predecessor Cushman & Wakefield company, in 2015 and served as Managing Principal for the Washington, DC Metro Region, as well as the President of the Eastern Region for DTZ.

Before joining DTZ, Roberta served as Executive Vice President of Leasing, Marketing and Acquisitions at BECO Management. Before joining BECO, she was Executive Vice President of CBRE in Washington, DC, where she was a tenant and landlord broker and led strategic planning efforts. She also has served as Director of Brokerage for Washington, DC, and Maryland at Trammell Crow Co. where she was a principal and led capital markets, tenant representation, agency leasing, retail leasing and tax appeal.

During her 36-year career, Roberta has executed transactions totaling more than 30 million square feet of space, has transacted eight building sales, and has advised Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, health care companies, institutional owners and private developers on real estate matters, transactions and strategic planning.

Roberta received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University, as part of the University's 5-Year Engineering Program.

  • Regional and Market Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brokerage
  • Marketing & Branding

  • The Economic Club of Washington, DC
  • Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association of Greater Washington, DC (CREBA)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)

  • Professional Advisory Board of Penn State Architectural Engineering
  • Penn State College of Engineering Advancement Committee
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington Board Member
  • CREW, Sponsorship Chair, CREW CEO Leader, Mentorship Program

  • Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 Class of 2019
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s Most Powerful Women, 2017 & 2019
  • Professional Advisory Board of Penn State Architectural Engineering
  • Penn State College of Engineering Advancement Committee
  • Jewish Women International Top 10 Women to Watch
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington Youth In Real Estate Honoree
  • Washington Business Journal’s 2015 Women Who Mean Business Award
  • Outstanding Engineering Award, Penn State, 2013

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