Accomplished long-time leader in firm, industry and community
SEATTLE, Wash., January 7, 2021 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the appointment of Alison Beddard to the position of Managing Principal of the firm’s operations for the state of Washington. Based in the firm’s Seattle office, Beddard will oversee the strategic growth of the firm’s business lines in the Seattle and Bellevue markets. She will report to Jason de Vries, Managing Principal of the Northwest Region. Beddard had previously served as Cushman & Wakefield’s Managing Principal for the state of Utah.
“Alison is an accomplished leader who has, for many years, done a tremendous job at Cushman & Wakefield, not only leading her prior market in Utah, but in several other roles, including within her community and toward the equality and advancement of women in our industry,” said Dan Broderick, Cushman & Wakefield President of the West Region. “Wholly dedicated to placing clients first, Alison embodies our firm’s values and the highest qualities we champion in our leadership.”
Broderick continued, “Having Alison as an experienced leader on the ground in Washington coupled with her hands-on approach, emphasis on authentic relationships, and commitment to excellence will be instrumental in driving our growth in the region.”
Jason de Vries added, “Having known Alison for many years, we are ecstatic that she will begin her next chapter with Cushman & Wakefield here in the Pacific Northwest. I am greatly looking forward to the chance to collaborate with her and for our new partnership together in strengthening our team’s business in this key market.”
Alison Beddard said, “I am excited to join my new team at Cushman & Wakefield and work in the dynamic Seattle and Bellevue commercial real estate markets, well recognized as home to some of the most influential and leading companies in the world. It also gives me great pleasure to continue to drive collaboration and success with my esteemed colleagues across our entire Cushman & Wakefield platform of preeminent services to elevate and exceed the needs of our clients.”
Beddard began her career as a broker with Cushman & Wakefield in 2005. She currently serves on Cushman & Wakefield’s Leadership Council for the Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) and has held various leadership roles in numerous industry and community groups including ULI, NAIOP, the Salt Lake City Downtown Advisory Group, the Utah Pride Center, Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group and CREW Utah.
She also served as 2017 President of CREW Network, an international organization of 12,000+ members. During her term as President, she guided the Board through a global expansion, the selection and onboarding of a new CEO and a comprehensive redesign and launch of CREW’s online networking community.
Beddard is a graduate of Virginia Tech.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 53,000 employees in 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2019, the firm had revenue of $8.8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services.