Matt Cologna and Bryce MacDonald Join Industrial Brokerage Team

Cushman & Wakefield today announced that Matt Cologna and Bryce MacDonald have joined the firm to provide industrial leasing and sales services in the Sacramento and Central Valley/San Joaquin markets. Mr. Cologna, a highly experienced 15 year industry veteran, has been named Senior Director, and Mr. MacDonald, a leading professional with seven years of experience, will serve the firm as Directors. Both professionals were previously with Grubb & Ellis Company.

"The addition of two senior brokers like Matt and Bryce enables us to deliver a higher caliber of service to our existing Industrial clients throughout the region," said Ron Thomas, Executive Director and Managing Broker of Cushman & Wakefield's Sacramento Office. "We are excited, on many levels, that they made the decision to join our Team. This hire is further evidence of our commitment to grow our Industrial footprint and operate as a major player in the strategic Sacramento/Central Valley Industrial market."

Joe Cook, Executive Vice President and Area Leader of Cushman & Wakefield's Northwest region, added, "The hiring of this seasoned industrial team underscores Cushman & Wakefield's commitment to continue its growth in the Sacramento - Central Valley market under the leadership of Ron Thomas. Ron and his 8 person office team joined Cushman & Wakefield from Colliers earlier this year to fulfill a major role in the company's plans to strengthen its market presence throughout the Northern California region."

Working together as a team, Mr. Cologna and Mr. MacDonald have completed some of the region's largest Industrial leases and sales involving more than 530 transactions totaling in excess of 7.3 million square feet of commercial space. The team's most notable transactions include a 780,000 square foot lease involving Sears Logistics in Stockton, CA; a 332,000 square foot sale for Neenah Paper Facility in Ripon, CA; a 250,000 square foot United Stationers lease in Sacramento; a 108,000 square foot lease for Amerimax in Sacramento; and one of the only industrial land sales in the Sacramento area this year, Nippon Shokken, totaling 14 acres. Mr. Cologna and Mr. MacDonald specialize in representing tenants, owners, developers and investors of properties ranging from multi-tenant industrial parks to large, single-tenant distribution centers, as well as land and investment transactions. Additionally, both are actively involved in Global Logistics and Food Processing Practice Groups.

Also joining Cushman & Wakefield with Mr. Cologna and Mr. MacDonald is Amy Ruiz who will support the team as a Marketing Specialist. Ms. Ruiz brings more than 13 years of commercial real estate experience to the office and has been supporting Mr. Cologna and Mr. MacDonald with marketing and research since 2007.