Atlanta Office

  • Mike Kemether

    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 joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as a Vice Chair in the Atlanta office when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016. Robert leads the firm’s brokerage activities on Institutional multifamily investments for the primary markets in Georgia and Tennessee, specifically Atlanta and Nashville. He and his dedicated deal team have closed more than 200 transactions totaling over 50,000 units and over $7B in sales volume.

    With a track record of strong sales results and growing team resources, recent client work includes New Developments, Core, Core Plus, and Value-Add opportunities while serving a variety of investor profiles throughout the region. Robert was named a CoStar Power Broker in 2015, 2016, and 2017 as well as a Top 100 Broker in the Americas by the Wall Street Journal in 2016 and 2017. He holds a BBA in Management and was a football letterman at the University of Georgia.

  • Tyler Averitt

    Tyler Averitt joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as a Vice Chair in the Atlanta office when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.   His responsibilities include overseeing the Georgia team and 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.

  • 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 Sunbelt region and within the Institutional 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.

  • Chris Spain

    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.

  • Nathan Swenson

    Nathan Swenson joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group in 1999.Serving as a Managing Director has personally sold more than 150 multifamily assets representing over 40,000 units and over $2.5 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 $20 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

    Alex Brown joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group in 2010, serving as a Managing Director on the Sunbelt 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 Sunbelt.  Alex works jointly with market leads across the 11-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 Director in the Atlanta office when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.  He leads the firm's brokerage activities in secondary and tertiary markets throughout Georgia. In 2019, he received Connect CRE's Next Generation Award for his talent, drive, and influence in the commercial real estate industry.

    Since 2012, Taylor has been involved in selling over 165 apartment communities with a total of over 30,000 units and an aggregate value in excess of $2.4 billion. Taylor holds a BBA in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.

  • Nelson Abels

    Nelson Abels 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 focused in secondary and tertiary markets throughout Central to Coastal Georgia.

    Since 2014, Nelson has been directly involved in the sale of over 32,000 units and an aggregate value in excess of $2.2 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 120 multifamily assets totaling over 22,500 units with an aggregate sales volume in excess of $1.7 billion.  Christopher holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Alabama.

  • Wesley Kenney

    Wesley Kenney joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group 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 2016, Wesley has been involved in the sale of over 4,500 unit with an aggregate sales volume in excess of $800 million. Wesley holds a BBA in Investment Finance from the University of South Carolina.

  • Morgan Berg

    Morgan Berg Operations Specialist Manager

    Morgan Berg joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as an Operations Specialist Manager when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.  She is responsible for developing and executing regional business operations strategies, fulfilling company initiatives, ensuring  the effectiveness and efficiency of the team’s administrative and operational functions, and assisting in the direct management of staff.  In addition to overseeing the team’s operational performance, she also provides training and support to team members throughout the firm.

    Prior to the company’s acquisition in 2016, Morgan worked at MHA for 10 years. Her experience at MHA, where she advanced from Marketing Coordinator to Operations Director, provided an outstanding foundation for the responsibilities of her current role. Morgan holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia.

  • 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, ensuring brand consistency, and assisting in public relations.  In addition to overseeing all marketing platforms, she also provides training and support to team members throughout the firm.

    Prior to joining MHA in 2013, Deborah worked at Colliers International for nearly five years. Her 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.  Deborah holds a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Florida.

  • Courtney Lancaster

    Courtney Lancaster Senior Administrative Assistant

    Courtney Lancaster joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group as the Senior Administrative Assistant when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.  She is responsible for day-to-day logistics, operations and event coordination for the Sunbelt Multifamily Advisory Group.  In addition to overseeing operational endeavors, she also provides training and support to team members throughout the multifamily service line nationwide.

    Prior to joining MHA in 2015, Courtney worked for North American Properties and assisted with the grand opening of Avalon in Alpharetta, GA. Prior to North American Properties she was the Program Coordinator for the Institute for Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality at Kennesaw State University.  Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Leadership from Kennesaw State University and an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University.

  • McPherson Mull

    McPherson Mull joined the Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Advisory Group when C&W acquired Multi Housing Advisors (MHA) in 2016.  She is responsible for assisting in regional business operations strategies, maintaining revenue pipelines and projections, and submitting transactions for the Sunbelt group.

    McPherson joined MHA in 2014 as a Financial Analyst for the Atlanta brokerage team and was promoted to Senior Analyst for the Sunbelt operations team in 2019. Prior to joining MHA, she attended the University of Georgia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a minor in Communications.