Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego
Tenant advisory and occupier services veterans Andrew Ewald and Sean Fitzmaurice have joined Cushman & Wakefield’s San Diego office from CBRE.
Ewald, who joins as executive director and Fitzmaurice who joins as managing director, will focus on advising occupiers in the life sciences, medical device and technology sectors both locally and over a broad geography of markets. Together they have robust experience assisting start-ups, mid-cap and mature companies to develop a real estate strategy to optimize operational efficiency.
Also moving to the office as a member of the supporting staff is Brianna Papalia, who will serve as Advisory and Transaction Coordinator.
Announcing the new appointments, Larry Cambra, marketing director of brokerage services for Cushman & Wakefield, said: “We are excited to welcome back Andrew and welcome Sean who are some of the finest occupier services professionals in the region, and in the case of Andrew also among the most experienced.
“They are highly skilled in many facets in commercial real estate which has benefited their clients in many ways, while their collaborative approach has led them and their colleagues to many successes. And above all, Andrew and Sean are both exceptional, high character people that fit what we are looking for in our culture.”
Dan Broderick, President of the West Region, added: “Andrew and Sean are tremendous additions to our brokerage services and exemplify our company’s successful pursuit in attracting superior talent who reflect our strong core values.
“It is always a huge message to any company when great people return after being in another environment.
“Their reputation, their relationships and their professionalism are an ideal fit to our platform and culture.”
Ewald is a specialist in real estate tenant advocate solely for corporate users in the Southern California region and Western United States. With over 20 years of experience, he is specifically focused on the sale and leasing of office and industrial buildings to local, regional and national companies. He has successfully completed complex transactions for many corporate users.
Prior to joining CBRE in 2013, he led the Tenant Advisory Service Group at Cassidy Turley in San Diego—Cassidy Turley later merged to become Cushman & Wakefield. Ewald is also a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), a graduate and member of LEAD San Diego, a board member of San Diego Sports Innovators, a member of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Alumni Association. He is also a volunteer with Project Mercy Home Building and a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego. Ewald is also a sponsor of Entrepreneurs Organization and UCSD Connect.
Fitzmaurice brings almost a decade of brokerage experience, providing occupier focused corporate real estate advisory services and executing complex transactions across a variety of industries and geography of markets to his new role. He specializes in the life sciences (R&D, cGMP & Medical Device) and technology industries. Fitzmaurice has successfully advised start-up, mid-size and global companies.
Prior to CBRE, he served as a Senior Associate with Office PlanIt + Olab Studio, an interior solutions provider, and previous an Account Executive at APWireless Infrastructure Partners, LLC, assisting companies with their plans of scale, budgeting and growth trajectory. He is a member of San Diego NAIOP Developing Leaders, the SDSU Alumni Association, Toastmasters International and a sponsor of Entrepreneurs Organization.