Cushman & Wakefield Names Bayne Porter Executive Director in Industrial Services Group
ATLANTA, GA., Feb. 26, 2014 - Cushman & Wakefield announced today Bayne Porter, an industry leader with more than 20 years of commercial real estate expertise, who has completed transactions in markets across North America, has joined the firm as executive director in the Industrial Services Group. Porter, who was previously part of a top-producing industrial real estate services team at CBRE, will represent corporate occupiers throughout the Southeast and North America.
From his base in Cushman & Wakefield's Atlanta and Orlando, Fla., offices, Porter will help the Industrial Services group grow a specialized national Build-to-Suit practice group focused on account management, build-to-suit services and occupier building acquisitions. He will be part of the Cushman & Wakefield BTS group's leadership team.
"Bayne's expertise in the analysis, planning and execution of build-to-suit transactions is among the most impressive in our industry," said John Morris, head of Cushman & Wakefield's Industrial Services Group. "He brings an outstanding track record of high-profile transactions and acquisitions in many of the top markets in North America. We look forward to the important role he'll play in developing Cushman & Wakefield's national build-to-suit practice group and enhancing our corporate occupier services platform."
Added John O'Neill, senior managing director and Atlanta market leader, "As a recognized commercial real estate leader and a top producer, Bayne provides a breadth of experience that will be crucial as we continue to strengthen our industrial occupier services platform. We're particularly excited to have him on board to grow our build-to-suit capabilities, in the Southeast and nationally."
As part of CBRE's top industrial team, Porter completed more than 100 million square feet in transactions valued at $5 billion.
"Cushman & Wakefield has an excellent culture of collaboration and is recognized for its strong brand in North America and internationally," Porter said. "I'm very pleased to join Cushman & Wakefield, and I look forward to helping lead the firm's specialized build-to-suit practice group and contributing to the growth of its occupier representation and account management business."
In the past 18 months, Porter has completed seven transactions totaling approximately 2.4 million square feet and valued at more than $144 million, representing BMW, Kuehne + Nagel and Mercedes in the acquisition of facilities in Atlanta; Dallas; Houston; Redlands, Calif.; Greer, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Tuscaloosa, Ala.
His previous commercial real estate experience included a marketing and development role for a major Southeast U.S. real estate developer and a marketing and operational role for a regional industrial and office general contractor.