Jacksonville Office

  • Robert Given

    Robert Given, Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield is responsible for leading a 35-member team that focuses on institutional multifamily sales, land development sales, structured equity finance and private capital sales throughout Florida.  Robert has a proven track record for successfully participating in the sale, marketing, and consulting of over 300 investment properties, representing over 100,000 multi-housing units and additional land and structured finance transactions, with a value in excess of $25 billion. 

    Prior to his role at Cushman and Wakefield, Robert was CBRE’s number one producer in Florida in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009; he was inducted into CBRE’s Colbert  Coldwell  Circle  of  top  U.S.  professionals  in  the  U.S.  in  2005  through  2016;  awarded the CBRE Florida Award of Excellence in 2009; and, served as a Top 20 CBRE producer in Florida for 13 years. His successes have gone beyond transactions as well. Robert is  a  benefactor and advocate  for  several  high profile South  Florida  charities  including  Dan  Marino  Foundation,  Voices  for  Children,  and  Kids  at Home, and participated  through  CBRE’s  philanthropic  program,  including  CBRE Cares.  He is  a  member  of  the  University  of  Florida’s  Real  Estate  Board,  National  Multi-Housing Council,  ULI,  and  has  been  a  guest  lecturer  for  National  Apartment  Association,  University  of  Miami  School  of  Law,  University  of  Florida’s  Masters  in  Real  Estate Program and the Urban Land Institute.

    Previously, Mr. Given served as President and COO of The Altman Companies. He was responsible for the portfolio and corporate overhead performance, investor relations, asset  management,  development  underwriting,  and  dispositions.  Prior  to  Altman,  Robert served in regional management roles for Trammell Crow Residential and TESCO Properties.

    AWARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

    Among his many accomplishments: Top  Sales  Professional,  Cushman  &  Wakefield  –  Ranked  #1  in  the  State  of Florida (2018) and in the Top 100, nationally; CBRE No. 1 Producer in Florida in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009; inducted into CBRE’s Colbert Coldwell Circle Top 225 professionals in the U.S. in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, and 2005; awarded the CBRE Florida Award of Excellence in 2009; and, served as a Top 25 CBRE producer in Florida for 13 years.

  • Dennis St. Romain

    Mr. St. Romain serves as Vice Chairman with Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Multifamily Team which focuses on investment sales of existing properties and developable land; arranging permanent, bridge, and construction financing; and structured equity. He has over 26 years of diversified real estate experience. Denny joined Cushman and Wakefield with partner, Jubeen Vaghefi, in 2020 to bolster the firm’s established multifamily presence in the State of Florida. The two partnered with the team’s existing senior leadership of Robert Given to spearhead the statewide platform.

    Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. St. Romain was a Managing Director of a global real estate firm for 10 years where he was Co-head of the Capital Markets practice in Florida. Prior to that, Mr. St. Romain was a founding partner and served as President and CEO of a SEC Registered Investment Advisor which subsequently became Trade Street Residential, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRE) which focused on acquiring, owning, developing and operating apartment communities in the Southeastern US. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. St. Romain also worked in the investment sales and mortgage banking subsidiary of a multi-national real estate service firm. He has also worked for a large Architectural and Engineering firm in Miami as a consultant in the master planning, feasibility and financial structuring of cruise ports, cargo ports, airports and their related retail, hotel and entertainment development pieces for tourism destinations worldwide.

  • Jubeen Vaghefi

    Mr. Vaghefi serves as Vice Chairman with Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Multifamily Team which focuses on investment sales of existing properties and developable land; arranging permanent, bridge, and construction financing; and structured equity. He has over 25 years of diversified real estate experience. In total, the statewide team has transacted over $50 billion in property sales, financing and equity transactions. Jubeen joined Cushman and Wakefield with partner, Denny St. Romain, in 2020 to bolster the firm’s established multifamily presence in the State of Florida. The two partnered with the team’s existing senior leadership of Robert Given to spearhead the statewide platform.

    Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Vaghefi served over 10 years as International Director of Capital Markets with JLL, as well as being the National Practice Leader for the firm’s multifamily practice group. There, he oversaw a broad range of investment sales and capital raise activities throughout the United States. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director for DTZ Rockwood in Miami, where he handled structured sales and financing transactions for large multifamily, office, land, and retail transactions.

  • Mike Donaldson

    Mike Donaldson Executive Managing Director

    Mike Donaldson is an Executive Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Multifamily Investment Sales Team. Based in Tampa, Mr. Donaldson co-leads the Private Capital Group representing private owners of multifamily assets throughout the Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Jacksonville markets.

    Mr. Donaldson and his partner Nicholas Meoli joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2019 with a combined 25+ years of experience in the field. Their expertise in multifamily investment sales includes market rate, portfolio sales, affordable housing, fractured condominium and distressed communities in primary, secondary and tertiary markets throughout the state. They have successfully represented private, institutional and lender clients on over 32,000 units totaling more than $2.1 billion, achieving some of the highest accolades in the industry. Additionally, the team has established themselves as market leaders for portfolio sales in Central and North Florida, having closed 13 portfolios totaling over 6,000 units in the last three years.

    PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS
    Top 10 Multifamily Teams in the United States, Real Estate Forum Magazine 2017, National CoStar Power Broker 2012-2018, National Achievement Award 2012-2018 (Marcus & Millichap).

  • Nick Meoli

    Nick Meoli Executive Managing Director

    Nick Meoli is an Executive Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Multifamily Investment Sales Team. Based in Tampa, Mr. Meoli co-leads the Private Capital Group representing private owners of multifamily assets throughout the Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Jacksonville markets.

    Mr. Meoli and his partner Mike Donaldson joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2019 with a combined 25+ years of experience in the field. Their expertise in multifamily investment sales includes market rate, portfolio sales, affordable housing, fractured condominium and distressed communities in primary, secondary and tertiary markets throughout the state. They have successfully represented private, institutional and lender clients on over 32,000 units totaling more than $2.1 billion, achieving some of the highest accolades in the industry. Additionally, the team has established themselves as market leaders for portfolio sales in Central and North Florida, having closed 13 portfolios totaling over 6,000 units in the last three years.

    PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS

    Top 10 Multifamily Teams in the United States, Real Estate Forum Magazine 2017, National CoStar Power Broker 2016 & 2018, National Achievement Award 2012-2018 (Marcus & Millichap).

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  • Brad Black

    Brad Black Senior Financial Analyist

    Brad Black is a Senior Financial Analyst in Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa office, working directly with the multifamily investment sales team of Nicholas Meoli and Michael Donaldson.  As part of Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Multifamily Team, the Meoli-Donaldson team specializes in representing private owners of multifamily assets throughout the Tampa Bay, Central and North Florida markets.

    Mr. Black joined the Meoli-Donaldson team in 2016 and has since underwritten over $1 billion in assets, while assisting with the closing of over $500 million in transactions.  He has extensive experience underwriting various types of multifamily communities, including market rate, LIHTC, fractured condominium and mixed-use developments.  Before transitioning to commercial real estate, he did business development and project management for a commercial flooring company that specialized in multifamily rehabs.

  • Marshall Finkelstein

    Marshall Finkelstein Senior Financial Analyst

    Marshall Finkelstein is a Senior Financial Analyst involved in the financial underwriting, debt and investment analysis, valuation, and strategic positioning of multifamily and land assets. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Marshall was an Acquisitions Associate at Hosting, a start-up partnered with Airbnb that acquires and develops entirely home sharing-friendly multifamily assets and condominiums across the country. Prior to that, Marshall worked at The Morgan Group as a multifamily development analyst. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Leesa Fallon

    Leesa Fallon Senior Brokerage Coordinator

    Leesa Fallon is a Senior Brokerage Coordinator in Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa office, working directly with the multifamily investment sales team of Nicholas Meoli and Michael Donaldson.  As part of Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Multifamily Team, the Meoli-Donaldson team specializes in representing private owners of multifamily assets throughout the Tampa Bay, Central and North Florida markets.

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    Katie Propes Senior Graphic Designer