Cushman & Wakefield Grows Valuation & Advisory Team With Key Hires in Machinery & Equipment Group

CHICAGO – Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield today announced the addition of two directors to its Valuation & Advisory (V&A) team in New York and Philadelphia. The move bolsters the immense expertise in the firm’s Machinery & Equipment group, whose experts have a unique combination of industry-specific knowledge and global reach to serve clients on all types of valuations.

Lee Dorf has been active in the appraisal profession since 1997 and has extensive experience in the planning and execution of diverse tangible asset valuation services for boutique, as well as top accounting and auditing firms. He joins the Cushman & Wakefield family after spending nearly a decade at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as a member of the Tangible Asset Valuation group, where he was the National fixed assets audit assist leader and oversaw formal reviews of valuation reports prepared on behalf of the firm's audit clients. Also, Lee was the team healthcare sector specialist and led the initiatives for this industry. He will join Cushman & Wakefield in Philadelphia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University.

Anthony Festa, ASA, joins Cushman & Wakefield in New York as a director in the Machinery & Equipment Group. Previously, he was a senior director within Alvarez & Marsal's valuation group for six years, where he worked on federal and international tax valuation projects, as well as financial reporting projects for private equity clients. He has worked on many billion-dollar PPA's in his career, including several in the telecom field. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Rutgers University.

The hires are the latest in a string of key personnel acquisitions for Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory team, which has been expanding their Machinery & Equipment capabilities across the U.S.

“The collective depth of knowledge and client-focused attitude Lee and Anthony bring to our firm are a perfect match for the needs of the Machinery & Equipment Group,” said David B. Koller, Managing Director and National Practice Leader. “Their expertise will vastly bolster our reach in the region.”

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