Ashe & Byrne Latest In Transwestern Exodus; Join Richards and Joyce at C&WFebruary 12, 2018 - By Real Reporter
BOSTON–As first reported on therealreporter.com, the departures from Transwestern have continued en masse, with the most recent exit announcement of Thomas Ashe and Robert Byrne leaving the formerly know RBJ office to join the original founding partners, Michael Joyce and Robert Richards at Cushman & Wakefiled. (read ‘Transwestern In Flux’ story here)
A Cushman release confirmed the two CRE veteran’s hire. Thomas Ashe will join the downtown leasing group and Michael Byrne will work with landlords and tenants in Boston’s south and central 128 suburban markets. Carolyn Sidor, Managing Principal & New England Market Leader of Cushman & Wakefield is looking forward to the duo’s leadership. “Tom and Rob are proven team players who have separated themselves from their peer group. Each brings positive energy and enthusiasm to their work with clients as well as to their colleagues in the office ... They are among the best in the business today in their respective submarkets. We are thrilled they have chosen Cushman & Wakefield to advance their careers and the best interests of their clients, adds Sidor.”
Ash and Byrne will join former partners Richards and Joyce at C&W, while the shake up seems likely to continue at the Transwestern Boston office. “It was immediately apparent that joining the Cushman & Wakefield family was the right next step in my career. The fact that the firm puts its clients and employees at the center is evidenced by the talent in Boston and the strength of its long-term client relationships. I am excited to continue my work under the Cushman & Wakefield banner,” asserted Ashe.
“I look forward to working in a new and dynamic environment where the client service and success of the greater team comes first. I’m confident I will be a valuable contributor to the continued success of the Boston office, and equally look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues,” conveyed, Byrne.
Last week C&W enthusiastically announced the arrival of RBJ co-founder Robert Richards to it’s growing team of industry experts. “Bob Richards is recognized as a mentor, a builder of great teams, and a visionary in tenant representation. His world-class healthcare clients, including Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, exemplify the important work he is doing with iconic Boston institutions,” said, Sidor. “He leads by example, as manifested by his philanthropic generosity. We are thrilled Bob has made this commitment to join us and collaborate with the outstanding talent in our firm around the country and to contribute to our growth trajectory locally,” she affirmed.
Richards expressed his positive alliance to his new firm. “Cushman & Wakefield has an undeniable growth story. They’ve emerged with scale, depth, a leading position, and an unmatched bias-for-action ... I am drawn to the firm’s client-first focus, which has always been my top priority. After spending time with their local, national, and international leadership, I know we share a vision for unequaled client service,” he concluded.
It appears that the brokerage community will continue its transformations. Real Reporter unveiled at the start of the year that Newmark had recruited a four-member industrial team from JLL, the hires coming in the wake of a new public offering by the company that observers speculated would enhance their ability to reel in leading producers.