The Real Deal New York

Young Cushman employee named executive director

By Vanessa Londono | October 29, 2007 04:34PM

Don Preate is making his career by staying ahead of the curve.

Cushman & Wakefield named the 40-year-old Preate last month as one of its youngest executive directors ever. A 12-year veteran of the firm, he had been a senior director.

Preate has been in commercial real estate for 15 years and says he’s staked his reputation on forming longer-term relationships with clients. “When companies ask us to help them, we see it as an initiation,” Preate said. “We step back and approach it with the longer term in mind so that they’ll ask us to help them with subsequent business.”

Preate represents Digitas, AGA Creative, Banca Di Roma, Nautica Enterprises, Newport News, Steinway & Sons and VF Sportswear.

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