Orlando 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.


    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.

  • Jay Ballard

    Jay Ballard Executive Director


    Jay Ballard, Executive Director, a 32 year veteran of the commercial real estate business in Central and North Florida, is a lifelong resident of Orlando.  Jay is responsible for Cushman & Wakefield’s multifamily business development and client services in Central Florida and works with the Tampa office covering North Florida.

    A seasoned multifamily sales professional, he has handled multifamily, land, and investment sales of over 200 properties valued in excess of $5.4 Billion as part of the Cushman &  Wakefield’s Orlando  Multifamily Advisory Group.  Clients have included public and private companies, REIT’s, pension fund advisors, multifamily developers and condo converters.

    Jay graduated from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business with a B.S. in Real Estate & Finance. Professional affiliations include NMHC, NAA, FAA, & ULI. His involvement with numerous civic and social organizations have included Winter Park Hospital Foundation Board, and Winter Park YMCA.


    Cushman & Wakefield - Top Investment Producer Orlando (2010-2014)
    Cushman & Wakefield - Deal of the Year (2010)
    NAIOP - Investment Broker of the Year (2010-2011)
    CFCAR - Top Overall Producer (2011)
    CFCRES - Top Producer Award (2000-2008)
    CoStar Power Broker Award (2005-2014)

  • Ken Delvillar

    Kenneth Delvillar Executive Director


    As Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Apartment team, Mr. Delvillar is responsible for multifamily client advisory and brokerage services throughout the state of Florida with a focus on the firm’s private equity apartment services.

    Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield Apartment Brokerage Team, Mr. Delvillar was a Director with Marcus & Millichap specializing in the brokerage of investment grade apartment communities. In his first year he achieved Rookie of the Year status while being promoted to an Associate and in the following year was the #3 producer in the Central Florida area and recognized nationally for sales achievements.

    In his eleven years of brokerage, Mr. Delvillar was involved in the sale of over 170 multifamily properties throughout Central and Northern Florida valued in excess of $3 Billion. Clients have included public and private companies, REIT’s, pension fund advisors, multifamily developers and condo converters.  He has been a member of the CCIM Institute since 2008.


    NAIOP - 3rd Place Investment Broker (2012)
    NAIOP - Investment Broker of the Year (2011)
    CFCAR - Top Investment Sales Broker (2011)
    CFCAR - Top Overall Producer (2011)
    CoStar Power Broker Award (2005-2014)

    Significant Assignments
    Equity Residential - 996 Units Orlando
    Goldman Sachs - 298 Units Orlando
    RBS - 163 units fractured condo - Orlando
    Olympic Investors - 400 units - Orlando
    Wells Fargo OREO - numerous assets last 24 months