Atlanta Office

  • Chris Spain
    About

    Chris Spain co-founded The Apartment Group LLC in 1992, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield in 2001 to establish the flagship office of C&W’s new Multifamily Brokerage Services division. With more than 25 years of multi-family experience, Chris has played a crucial role in the national expansion of this C&W investment sales division.

    Chris has been instrumental in the Atlanta team’s $6 billion total sales volume since 2003, and has personally sold in excess of $7.7 billion in apartment assets during his career. Chris won the Atlanta Board of Realtors Top Producer Award each year from 2000 through 2004.

    Prior to forming The Apartment Group, Chris specialized in multifamily sales at Merrill Lynch Commercial Real Estate and Johnstown American Commercial Real Estate.

  • Josh Goldfarb

    Josh Goldfarb joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group in 2016 when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA).   Along with partner Marc Robinson, they co-founded MHA in 2002 and developed the practice into a strong regional brokerage firm with over $6 Billion in sales volume, representing more than 140,000 units and 850 transactions.

    As a Vice Chair, Josh serves as national spokesperson for C&W’s apartment brokerage practices, jointly leading the growth platform with Marc Robinson.   He also continues to service his multifamily clients throughout the metro Atlanta region and within the Professional Equity product type.

    Prior to his brokerage career, Josh worked as an acquisitions manager for United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE:UDRT), an apartment REIT, acquiring apartment assets in markets throughout the Southeast.

  • Mike Kemether
    About

    Mike Kemether joined the Cushman & Wakefield team in 2006, bringing years of experience in development, rehabilitation, acquisitions, and dispositions of multifamily assets. Since joining C&W’s Atlanta multifamily investment sales team, Mike has played a crucial role in their $6 billion volume since 2003.

    Previously, Mike served as Associate VP of Transactions for Archstone-Smith, a S&P 500, publicly-traded REIT with a market capitalization exceeding $20 billion. There, he oversaw, managed, and participated in over $5.4 billion in acquisitions and dispositions. Mike assisted in due diligence and other aspects of acquisitions while managing dispositions for Archstone’s Eastern Region, and managed development activities in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Florida.

    Mike also performed all aspects of the firm’s Atlanta development, including site sourcing, underwriting, securing board approval, zoning/entitlements, and revenue management during lease-up and stabilization.

  • Robert Stickel

    Robert Stickel Executive Managing Director

    Robert Stickel joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as an Executive Managing Director in the Atlanta office when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016. Robert leads the firm’s brokerage activities in Georgia’s secondary and tertiary markets and Tennessee. He and his dedicated deal team have closed more than 115 transactions totaling over 20,000 units and over $1 billion in sales volume.

    The list of dynamic markets includes Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Tri-Cities as well as Savannah, Augusta, Athens, Macon, Columbus, and Valdosta. Robert’s work features a wide array of multi-housing product types, encompassing a diverse platform of newly-constructed conventional communities, older-vintage affordable developments and purpose-built student housing. Robert was named a CoStar Power Broker in 2015. He holds a BBA in Management from the University of Georgia.

  • Tyler Averitt

    Tyler Averitt Executive Managing Director

    Tyler Averitt joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as an Executive Managing Director in the Atlanta office when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.   His responsibilities include spearheading the execution of all of the firm’s brokerage activities in the Atlanta MSA, particularly within the Private Capital product type.

    Tyler has been directly involved in the sale of over 300 multifamily assets totaling over 55,000 units during his tenure. He began his career in 2007 as an Analyst at MHA, and now manages the Atlanta Private Capital team. Due to his impressive results, Tyler was recognized as Real Estate Forum’s Tomorrow’s Leaders in the Southeast in 2014.  Tyler holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia.

  • Nathan Swenson
    About

    Nathan Swenson joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group in 1999 as a Financial Analyst and joined the sales team in 2005. Since then, Nathan has personally sold more than 130 multifamily assets representing over 35,000 units and over $2.2 billion in sales volume. Licensed in five states, Nathan has played a significant role in expanding the team’s regional platform with key transactions in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and the Carolinas. He has been instrumental in building the Southeast team volume to over $19 billion.

    Nathan previously worked for the Affordable Housing Disposition Group, where he focused on feasibility studies and acquisition of workforce housing, with focus on LIHTC and Section 8 programs. Nathan has been named a CoStar Power Broker since 2009. He graduated from Emory University with BAs in Philosophy and Religion.

  • Alex Brown
    About

    Alex Brown joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group in 2010, serving as a Director on the Southeast Institutional Team. Over the course of his career at C&W, Alex has participated in more than 400 transactions totaling over $8 billion in sales volume.  His primary responsibility is providing transactional services for institutional grade assets throughout the Southeast.  Alex works jointly with market leads across the 8-state platform, pairing a regional institutional perspective with deep local market knowledge.

    Prior to working for Cushman & Wakefield, Alex worked in an acquisitions role for Olympus Capital, where he oversaw equity investments and helped in the development of the Midland-Olympus Value-Add Fund, an opportunistic retail fund.  Alex was a recipient of the Charter Scholarship at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a BA in Real Estate.  Alex resides in Atlanta and enjoys fly fishing and hiking with his dog, Charlie.

  • Travis Presnell

    Travis Presnell joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group in 2012, helping expand the firm’s presence in Alabama and Mississippi. Over the course of his career at C&W, Travis has participated in more than 250 transactions totaling over $5 billion in sales volume. Beginning in 2016, his primary responsibility is providing transactional services for professional equity grade assets throughout the Atlanta MSA.

    Prior to working for Cushman & Wakefield, Travis worked as a leasing consultant for Equity One, a real estate investment trust that owns/manages/acquires/develops shopping centers. He graduated from the University of Georgia.

  • Taylor Bird

    Taylor Bird joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as a Senior Associate in the Atlanta office when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.  His responsibilities include supporting all of the firm's brokerage activities as well as underwriting properties in secondary and tertiary markets throughout Central to Coastal Georgia, as well as Tennessee.

    Since 2012, Taylor has been involved in selling apartment communities with a total of over 13,200 units and an aggregate value in excess of $708 million.  Additionally, he has helped underwrite over 235 deals with a total of over 41,000 units.   Taylor holds a BBA in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.

  • Nelson Abels

    Nelson Abels joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as an Associate in the Atlanta office when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016. His responsibilities include supporting all of the firm's brokerage activities as well as underwriting properties in secondary and tertiary markets throughout Central to Coastal Georgia, as well as Tennessee.

    Since 2014, Nelson has been involved in selling apartment communities with a total of over 14,000 units and an aggregate value in excess of $1.1 billion. Nelson holds a BBA in Economics from the University of Georgia.

  • Christopher Lyon

    Christopher Lyon joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.  His responsibilities include supporting all of the firm’s brokerage activities in the Atlanta MSA and Central to Coastal Georgia markets, particularly within the Private Capital product type.

    Since joining the firm in 2015, Christopher has been directly involved in the sale of over 80 multifamily assets totaling almost 15,000 units with an aggregate sales volume in excess of $1 billion.  Christopher holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Alabama.

  • John Carr

    John Carr joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group in 2014, helping expand the firms presence in South Carolina and North Carolina in addition to supporting all brokerage activities in Atlanta. Over the course of his career at C&W, John has participated in more than 220 transactions totaling over $4.5B in sales volume. Beginning in 2017, John has focused on Institutional transactions throughout the Atlanta MSA while contributing to regional pursuits in this space.

    Prior to Cushman &Wakefield, John acquired development experience working for national developer Alliance Residential, focusing on the firms’ projects in primary Southeastern markets. He graduated with a BBA in Real Estate from George State University.

  • Deborah Rogers

    Deborah LW Rogers Marketing Manager

    Deborah LW Rogers joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as the Marketing Manager when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.  She is responsible for developing and executing general marketing strategies, implementing company initiatives, managing public relations, and coordinating special events.  In addition to overseeing all marketing platforms, she also provides training and support to team members throughout the firm.

    Prior to joining MHA/C&W, Deborah worked at Colliers International for nearly five years. Deborah's experience at Colliers, where she served as Facilities Coordinator and Brokerage Assistant in the Office Services Division, provided an excellent foundation for her day-to-day responsibilities at MHA.  Deborah holds a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Florida.