Cushman & Wakefield Hires Trio of Incentives Experts

Cushman & Wakefield Hires Trio of Incentives Experts

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has announced the expansion of its Business Incentives Practice with the addition of Jason Lake, Bradley Migdal and Shannon O’Hare.

Using a multifaceted methodology that begins with careful analysis of location-specific data, Cushman & Wakefield’s Business Incentives team identifies all viable real estate options, provides detailed due diligence on all aspects of the required infrastructure, and secures and administers negotiated business incentive packages.

“Jason, Brad and Shannon each bring a profound level of experience and expertise, supporting our mission to grow our incentives group with industry leaders,” said Kevin Hughes, President, Portfolio Solutions at Cushman & Wakefield. “We are fortunate to add these talented professionals to an area of practice that is in high client demand and look forward to further expanding the capabilities of our full-service real estate platform.”

Lake joins Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Managing Director after spending more than 20 years in the credits and incentives industry. He will work to improve project feasibility and return on investment for clients through the utilization of federal, state and local programs. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Lake advised companies and individuals seeking investments in tax advantaged projects at the state and federal level at NGP Capital and NexGen Advisors.

Migdal joins Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Managing Director, with more than 10 years of experience in site selection engagements, business incentives projects and economic development consulting. In his role he will work to improve project feasibility and return on investment for clients. Migdal comes to Cushman & Wakefield from Transwestern, where he assisted clients on the site selection process and provided tax incentive advisory services.

O’Hare, who has more than 15 years of experience in tax credit and financial incentive negotiation, joins Cushman & Wakefield as Managing Director. In her role, she will create financial benefits for clients across a wide range of industries including automotive, energy, healthcare, consumer products and retail. Most recently, she was a Director at NexGen Advisors, a boutique tax credit and incentive consulting firm, and held previous positions at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen.

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