An industry veteran has been appointed South Florida managing director for commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE.
Within her new role, Susan Bands will support CBRE’s day-to-day business operations, sales management, business development growth strategies and recruiting activities, across all business segments for the firm’s four South Florida-area offices. She will work alongside South Florida senior managing director Josh Bank and Fort Lauderdale managing director David Bateman.
Bands joins the firm from Marcus & Millichap, where she worked for 18 years. She most recently served as the firm’s regional manager for its Manhattan, NY, Westchester, NY and New Haven, CT offices, for which she was responsible for leading business operations. Bands additionally launched Marcus & Millichap’s internal women’s network, newsletter and mentorship program.
For her new role, Bands has relocated from New York to South Florida.
“Susan is an innovative and enthusiastic leader, and widely regarded for her industry expertise and advocacy around the development and advancement of women in commercial real estate,” states Bank. “Susan complements our regional leadership team and will be integral in growing our business and recruiting top talent in South Florida.”
Prior to Marcus & Millichap, Bands served as director of sales and marketing for Forest City Ratner Companies’ New York hotel developments. She additionally worked as associate managing director of investment sales at Grubb & Ellis.