Cushman & Wakefield has named Kimberly Brennan as its New Jersey market leader - the highest management role within the firm's three-office Garden State branch.
Brennan has served as senior managing director for the firm's offices in East Rutherford, Morristown and Edison, NJ during her eight-year tenure. She is responsible for the brokerage and business line staff, oversight of administrative functions, leading broker recruiting, mentoring, training and development programs, and she holds direct P&L responsibility.
"In my short time working with Kim, there’s no doubt in my mind that she’s the right person for the job," said Ron Lo Russo, president, New York Tri-state Region. "She’s demonstrated attributes necessary to run the New Jersey market and has done so before even being named market leader. That’s a sign of a true leader."
Brennan has overseen expansion moves for all three of Cushman & Wakefield's New Jersey locations, and played a role in the selection of the East Rutherford office as a pilot for the company's new Green Initiative Program. She was also responsible for developing the region's junior executive training program, and served on the committee in charge of structuring materials and curriculum for the initiative's national rollout.
A 21-year industry veteran, Brennan previously served as managing director of brokerage services for CBRE in Manhattan. Before that she held market research positions at Cushman & Wakefield and Insignia/ESG.
Brennan earned her degree in political science from Seton Hall University, and is a licensed real estate broker. She previously served as director of programming and director of membership for CREW, is a founding member of the BOMA research council, and is a member of NAIOP NJ, American Management Association International, and the March of Dimes Real Estate Committee in New Jersey.