Cushman & Wakefield announced today that David E. Green, a Cushman & Wakefield executive director, was honored by the Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association (YM/WREA) as the 2011 Young Real Estate Man of the Year.
The YM/WREA was established in 1948. Its mission is to cooperate with all other organizations with common purpose and goals; to unite in common action to further these goals; to promote greater understanding and knowledge among its members; to strive to secure the highest standing of ethical and moral professional conduct by its members and the entire real estate industry.
Mr. Green, a member of the association since 1995 will accept the award from Brandl Frey, chairman of the Association at its members-only December luncheon at the University Club and then again at the 116th annual REBNY banquet in January.
"It is a great honor to not only be recognized for the effort and investment I have made in my profession, but for my contributions to the Association that have made an impact on so many people in need," said Mr. Green.
In addition to serving on the board in 2006 & 2007, Mr. Green, co-chaired the Association's summer golf and tennis outing from 2006 through 2010, states that the Association's fundraising efforts from this event are put to good use in a multitude of ways to benefit many of the community's under privileged. For instance, Mr. Green organized YM/WREA's annual "Feed-the-Less-Fortunate" campaign in association with the River Fund of NY and iEatGreen, LLC, who prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Last year, the event served over 400 people at Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens.
"This is one of the most coveted awards in the real estate industry," said Tara Stacom, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield who brought Mr. Green to the firm in 2007. "David Green has been selected by his peers for exemplifying integrity, knowledge and accomplishments in the field of real estate as well his dedication to the many causes that YM/WREA has been committed to over the years," says Stacom.
Mr. Green has more than 25 years of real estate experience working for many of the city's most reputable brokerage firms and landlords. For the past 15 years, he has worked for such prominent landlords as Harry Macklowe, Equitable Real Estate Investment Management and Vornado Realty Trust. Since joining Cushman & Wakefield, he has advised such noteworthy clients as Hines Interests, L&L Holdings, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, Morgan Stanley and CW Capital. Mr. Green's career began as a tenant representative at Sutton & Edwards and subsequently Williams Real Estate.
Most recently, Mr. Green was part of the team that completed the repositioning of Two Park Avenue to tenants such as Gilt Group, ASME, North Shore LIJ and Kate Spade. Other notable transactions he has worked on include the lease renewals of Lazard Frères for 450,000 square feet at 30 Rockefeller Center, Paul Weiss for 390,000 square feet and Schroder's for 200,000 square feet at Equitable Center, the New York Stock Exchange for 350,000 square feet at 20 Broad and The Limited's 300,000-square-foot consolidation of its New York offices at 1740 Broadway.
Mr. Green received a degree in Economics from SUNY Binghamton. He is currently a committee member on the Real Estate Board of NY?' Plaza, Grand Central & Midtown West Committees. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for The River Fund of New York.