Cushman & Wakefield Names New Managing Principal Of Orlando, Jacksonville Offices

Cushman & Wakefield has named Wanda Riley Managing Principal for its Orlando and Jacksonville offices. In this leadership role, Riley will oversee the strategic growth and business development efforts for the firm’s Central and Northeast Florida markets. She will also maintain her statewide position as Director of Brokerage Services & Operations for Cushman & Wakefield’s eight Florida offices, which she has held since 2014. With the additional responsibilities of Managing Principal, Riley will have direct oversight of nearly 100 employees and all aspects of the firm’s business in the Central and North Florida markets, including agency leasing, tenant representation, capital markets, debt and equity, asset services, valuation and advisory and project and development services. As a leader, she will focus on growth while leveraging the firm’s existing strengths and resources and promoting collaboration to deliver exceptional client service.  

“A team player, problem-solver and mentor, Wanda exemplifies the qualities of an effective leader, and we are extremely proud to have her in this expanded role,” said Larry Richey, Florida Managing Principal for Cushman & Wakefield. “As we continue to grow our business in Florida, our Orlando and Jacksonville offices are in exceptionally capable hands under Wanda’s leadership.”

Riley has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 2000 and has served in a number of key leadership roles. Before becoming Director of Brokerage Services & Operations, she was the Operations Manager for Orlando and Jacksonville. During her tenure, she has worked on some of the firm’s largest clients and business pursuits. Notably, she is a founding member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN), an internal organization created to develop and support the careers of women within the firm. The organization has now grown to over 2,200 members globally. Riley also has served as the Program Director for Cushman & Wakefield’s CFO Roundtable, a 5,000-member corporate thought leadership forum for CFOs and senior finance executives throughout the United States. An Orlando native and University of Central Florida (UCF) graduate, Riley is also an active leader in the community. Among her many volunteer roles, she serves on UCF’s Real Estate Advisory Council and is an active member and Past President (2014) of the Orlando chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She served on the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018, and currently serves on the partnership’s Investor Relations Committee and Business Development Strategy Council. She is also an active member of NAIOP.


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