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Cushman & Wakefield Bolsters Retail Valuation & Advisory Team

Cushman & Wakefield has hired veteran valuation professional Julie Holt-Swaun, MAI, MRICS to its Valuation & Advisory (V&A) practice in Seattle, Washington.

Holt-Swaun will serve as an executive director and one of the firm’s key retail valuation experts in the Seattle and Greater Washington markets, working closely with Richard Latella, executive managing director and the Retail Practice Group leader for Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory group, based out of New York.

Holt-Swaun returns to Cushman & Wakefield after working for the firm for approximately 17 years between 2002 and 2019. During her previous tenure, she focused on the Seattle, Houston, and Jacksonville markets. She was with CBRE for a few years prior to rejoining Cushman & Wakefield.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Julie back to Cushman & Wakefield, which has served as home for most of her real estate career and in which she made a significant impact,” comments Melissa J. Bach, MAI, CRE, Executive Director and Cushman & Wakefield’s V&A Market Lead for the Pacific Northwest Region. “An exceptional and widely respected talent, Julie’s experience, qualifications and personable approach have made her a valued professional in the industry.”

Throughout her 20-year commercial real estate career, Holt-Swaun has developed strong relationships with diverse clients: national and regional financial institutions; life insurance companies; core, non-core and private investors; tribal governments; REITS; attorneys; and development companies.”

In addition to her earning the MAI and MRICS designations, Holt-Swaun was on the Board of Directors of CREW Jacksonville and is a certified appraiser in four states. She’s worked on virtually all property types; specific experience involves feasibility and market studies, right-of-way valuation projects and valuation of proposed and existing properties as well as properties being repositioned in U.S. primary, secondary and tertiary markets.

“We continue to welcome and welcome back superior talent to our team in Puget Sound across all services lines. Julie will help bolster our V&A client services in retail as well as overall local platform,” says Alison Beddard, Cushman & Wakefield’s Managing Principal for Washington state.

Holt-Swaun adds: “I am thrilled to be returning to Cushman & Wakefield and become part of this growing, experienced and highly talented team of Valuation & Advisory professionals the firm continues to attract in the Puget Sound region, as well across the country.  

“Cushman & Wakefield offers tremendous resources to help benefit my development, and I’m proud to be welcomed back into the best-in-class retail valuation platform.”

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