Cushman & Wakefield's Stephen P. Palmese Receives First Annual Glenn Markman Award
Stephen P. Palmese, one of Cushman & Wakefield’s leading sales agents, was honored on Thursday, April 16th with the Glenn Markman Award at the firm’s 2015 Recognition Celebration at C&W’s Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“Glenn was all Brooklyn all the time and this building was one of his favorite places to go to after work,” said Bruce Mosler, Chairman of Global Brokerage. “If you took Glenn’s passion, dedication and love for giving back to the community in which he worked, then you know that Brooklyn, Cushman & Wakefield and his family were at the epicenter of his heart.”
Mosler continued, “The Glenn Markman award will be presented annually to that person whom represents and embodies the Cushman & Wakefield ethos, but more than this the award will go to that person whom also represents the ‘relentless curiosity and creativity which defined Glenn Markman the man.’”
Mr. Palmese, a Brooklyn native, was presented the first annual award by Bruce Mosler, with Glenn’s wife, Jan, and daughter, Edie Ray, and partner Joseph Cirone, a C&W Director, by his side.
Mr. Palmese has been honored with various accolades throughout his career. He was named one of Tomorrow’s Leaders by Real Estate Forum for making a noticeable impact on the New York City real estate market. He was also selected as one of the 45 most influential commercial real estate professionals by Real Estate Forum. In 2012, he was profiled on the front cover of The Commercial Observer for having handled 8 percent of all Brooklyn sales in the first half of 2012.
While Mr. Palmese continues to thrive in his brokerage duties, he has also grown increasingly committed to giving back to the community. He is a Founding Member of the Young Leadership Council for The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a Founding Board Member of Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. He is a Member of Generation Advance at Brooklyn Academy of Music, a Member of the Jewish Children’s Museum and Museum of Jewish Heritage, and he sits on the steering committee for the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable.
More than 500 employees from the Tri-State region gathered for the annual event. The night celebrated individual accomplishments, as well as the firm’s record revenue and profitability for the full year 2014.