The New Year is bringing new changes to the commercial real estate scene.
Cushman & Wakefield, the international brokerage firm, has named Mark Pateman to lead its Palm Beach County office.
Pateman, with the firm since 2006, has been a broker specializing in office leasing and investment sales.
His promotion to the newly-created position of Palm Beach County managing principal is part of a move by the company to decentralize leadership. Larry Ritchey, managing principal and Florida Market Leader, previously had run all counties.
But Pateman said this move will put the leadership “closer to the client.” Pateman will supervise about 25 brokers in the firm’s West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices.
At Cushman, Pateman has worked on deals involving West Palm Beach’s most prominent office buildings, including Phillips Point, Esperante and Flagler Center. He also was involved in transactions involving One Boca Place in Boca Raton and 3801 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens.