Ron Lo Russo serves as President of Cushman & Wakefield’s Agency Consulting Group. Mr. Lo Russo’s leadership experience and background in agency leasing drives new business opportunities for the firm by creating and executing strategies for leasing campaigns. Together with 12 professionals, the Agency Consulting Group actively promotes and delivers best-in-class practices, utilizing the depth and breadth of the global Cushman & Wakefield platform, to landlords in New York City.
Formerly, Mr. Lo Russo served as President of the Tri-State Region, where he oversaw all facets of operations and performance of the 15 regional offices throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Mr. Lo Russo served as a key member of Cushman & Wakefield’s executive management team in the U.S. and reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Americas. He was also a member of the firm’s Global Operating Committee.
Among Mr. Lo Russo’s key accomplishments is the launch and development of “PREP” (Professional Real Estate Program), a regional training and rotational program for aspiring commercial real estate professionals, the strategic acquisition of Massey Knakal Realty in 2014, and the acquisition and integration of New York’s top capital markets team from Eastdil Secured, which has strengthened the firm’s competitive advantage, particularly in capital markets, throughout the region.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Lo Russo spent sixteen years with Vornado Realty Trust – seven of these as Vice President of Leasing for the New York Office Division – where he oversaw a portfolio of commercial real estate transactions totalling more than 6.5 million square feet.
An attorney by trade, Mr. Lo Russo has structured complex lease and acquisition transactions throughout Manhattan.
Mr. Lo Russo is a graduate of the Stern School of Business; holds a JD from New York Law School and is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association. He also serves on the Boards of Boy Scouts of New York and Tomorrow’s Hope, a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, and is a member of Partnership for New York City & Urban Land Institute.
Originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, Mr. Lo Russo now resides in Long Island with his wife and three children.