Sherry Cushman

Vice Chair • United States

Sherry Cushman Washington DC Legal Advisory Group Leader
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Sherry Cushman

Vice Chair • United States


Legal Sector Expertise
As a Vice Chair with Cushman & Wakefield, Sherry Cushman has been a leader in the commercial real estate industry for 37+ years, exclusively representing legal sector tenants and occupiers of office space. She travels the country and globe working with law firms to develop long-term business and real estate strategies that support and fulfil their business, financial and operational goals, with a focus on improved operations and workplace, reduced occupancy costs and increased profits for single, multi- office and large portfolio users. She has represented the occupiers of space in over 20 million square feet of leasing transaction ranging from direct leases, subleases, build to suits and base building renovations.

As founder and co-leader of Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group, Sherry coordinates the group’s initiatives, national benchmarking, as well as serves as a Thought Leader and Chief Strategist to Cushman & Wakefield law firm clients. The Legal Sector Advisory Group consists of over 450+ highly sophisticated global law firm real estate advisors, who draw on multi-disciplinary teams of C&W professionals, to deliver strategic solutions specifically tailored for the legal industry particularly taking into consideration the lightning speed shifts in the sector due to the impact of the pandemic and how firms are reinventing the way they utilize real estate. Sherry is an expert consensus builder, thought leader and strategist.
 
Leadership
A demonstrated leader in the industry and throughout the company, Sherry has also served as a Member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Advisory Board (GAB), Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) Executive Committee and Specialty Practice Group Advisory Committee. Sherry also serves as an Executive Committee Member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) Global Initiative which was created to drive the firm’s goal of increasing diversity and women opportunities in the commercial real estate industry.

Professional Expertise
Throughout Ms. Cushman’s career she has consistently been ranked as one of the Top 100 producing brokers worldwide and has won several philanthropic & achievement awards. In 2015, Ms. Cushman was honored with the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Lifetime Achievement Impact Award, as well as being recognized as a Heroine of Real Estate by the March of Dimes. She was named to Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Hall of Fame and recognized by the Washington Business Journal -  Women Who Mean Business. 

Throughout Ms. Cushman’s career she has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 & 200 producing brokers worldwide and has won several philanthropic & achievement awards. She has been awarded numerous Transactions of the Year for clients in Washington, D.C. including Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Earth Treks and American Psychiatric Association.

In 2015, Ms. Cushman was honored with the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Lifetime Achievement Impact Award, as well as being recognized as a Heroine of Real Estate by the March of Dimes. Most recently, she was named to the Real Estate Forum Women of Influence Hall of Fame and recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of their Women Who Mean Business in 2017.

As a strong believer in developing the next generation of leaders, Ms. Cushman has led the effort in partnering Cushman & Wakefield’s WIN initiative with Hugh Obrien Youth Leadership (“HOBY”), a global organization founded in 1958, whose mission is focused on inspiring and developing a global community of youth to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

• Alston & Bird
• Baker & Hostetler*
• Ballard Spahr*
• Bingham McCutchen
• BLG
• Bracewell LLP
• Briggs & Morgan
• Brownstein
• Clifford Chance
• Cummings & Lockwood*
• Damon & Morey
• Davis Graham
• Day Pitney*
• Dechert*
• Dinsmore & Shohl*
• DLA Piper*
• Farella
• Faskens
• Frankfurt Kurnit et al.
• Greenberg Traurig
• Groom Law Group
• Harter, Secrest & Emery
• Hermes Sargent Bates
• Hyman & Phelps & McNamara
• Katten Muchin Rosenman
• Kelley Drye & Warren*
• Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton*
• King & Spalding* 
• Lerch, Early & Brewer
• Lewis & Roca et al.
• Lindquist & Vennum
• Marshall, Dennehey*
• McCarter & English*
• McCarthy’s
• Morgan Lewis & Bockius*
• Morrison Foerster
• Nixon Peabody
• Pepe & Hazard
• Pepper Hamilton*
• Perkins Coie*
• Proskauer*
• Quarles & Brady*
• Riley Safer et al
• Robinson & Cole*
• Ross, Dixon & Bell*
• Rutan & Tucker
• Saperston & Day
• Saul Ewing*
• Semmes, Bowen et al*
• Shook Hardy & Bacon
• Skadden Arps*
• Stinson
• Vinson & Elkins
• Willkie Farr & Gallagher
• Winthrop & Weinstine 

* Denotes portfolio or multiple transactions completed
 

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