Andrew Judd, a longtime Cushman & Wakefield executive, has been appointed COO of JRT Realty Group, the largest certified female-owned commercial real estate company, the company said Thursday.

An industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Judd will lead the company’s efforts to help Fortune 500 companies and others to maximize their spending mandates for level 1 and 2 supplier diversity, as many seek to be part of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an elite group of companies that reach $ 1 billion in spend with minority and women owned businesses.

Judd, who lives in New Jersey, will be based in New York and will report to JRT Realty Founder and CEO Jodi Pulice.

Internally, Judd will be responsible for business strategies, operating plans and procedures, new business development and oversight of existing accounts, recruitment and retention initiatives and cross-selling of the range of real estate services. from the company to its customers. He will also oversee the company’s staff, including leasing and sales brokers, account managers, marketing and corporate communications specialists, and support staff.

“This is an incredible opportunity to join a mission-driven organization and work with the leadership team to chart the course for JRT, which is on an upward trajectory,” said Judd. “My career came full circle, returning to the New York market where I made my debut in the industry. I am excited about our growth plans and the opportunity to have a direct and meaningful impact nationally, in New York City and within the commercial real estate industry in general.

Pulice said she was excited to make the hire.

“Andrew has been a friend and colleague for over twenty years and, alongside JRT’s strategic alliance with Cushman & Wakefield, he has always supported our mission to bring diversity to the commercial real estate industry,” she declared. “Andrew’s combination of skills, experience and stature in the industry will be immediately put to use as our business is poised for rapid growth. “

While diversity and inclusion have historically been treated as afterthought or as ideas that just ‘tick the box’, Pulice has created enduring new opportunities in commercial real estate for women, people of color and women. other groups who are often under-represented. in the industry in order to create generational wealth one of the fundamental principles of JRT.

“Andrew shares my vision for the future of commercial real estate,” Pulice said. “We both believe we have a moral and ethical responsibility to change the narrative – and the reality. The more you diversify the composition of your teams, the more you expand your opportunities and the service provided to customers. Being inclusive isn’t just the right thing to do. It is also a good deal.

Prior to joining JRT, Judd spent 17 years with Cushman & Wakefield, most recently as senior general manager and general manager for the company’s New Jersey region. In this role, he managed brokerage and industry professionals and oversaw all organizational activities affecting more than 250 employees across the company’s three offices in New Jersey, which consistently ranked among the most profitable markets. of the company.

Judd began his real estate career with CBRE in the New York office, where he served as Managing Director of Marketing Services.
He received an MBA and BA from Fordham University.

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