CCIM Utah Names Kip Paul of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Top Investment Broker of the Year and Utah’s Top Commercial Real Estate Agent of the Year

Paul_KipSALT LAKE CITY—Mar. 24, 2014—For the fourth year in a row, CCIM Institute’s Utah Chapter has recognized Kip Paul, Executive Director of Investment Sales for Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, as Utah’s Top Investment Broker of the Year. CCIM Utah is a professional organization for commercial real estate practitioners, which hosts their annual Excellence Awards to recognize and honor Utah’s top professionals within the commercial real estate industry.

“Kip really stands out as a rarity in the profession,” said Ronda Landa, Sponsorship Chair of the Utah CCIM Excellence Awards event committee. “His contribution to his profession and community demonstrate a well-rounded professional working beyond just the numbers. Not only is he a top producer year after year, he also expresses interest in and attention to details many take for granted, setting him apart in his service and leadership.  The judges had no reservations selecting Kip Paul again as the Top Investment Broker of the Year.”

Paul also received awards for the second year in a row as Utah’s Top Commercial Real Estate Agent of the Year, and for the Top Commercial Real Estate Sales Transaction for 2014. The recognized sale was for 222 South Main: a 426,657 square foot tower, widely considered the finest office property in Salt Lake City. The Class A Office space was sold by Chicago-based developers, Hamilton Partners to KBS of Newport, California, and represents the largest single-asset sale in Utah history.

Paul is grateful to receive recognition again and was glad to see that expectations for 2014’s eclipse of the previous years’ growth was accurate. “We anticipate 2015 to be another banner year for investment property sales, with similar volume to 2014,” said Paul. “The interest in Salt Lake City from larger institutional buyers continues to increase, including a number of foreign investors. Salt Lake is on the map as a city commercial investors know will bring returns.”

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About Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce

Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an independently owned and operated member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance. The firm operates offices throughout Utah, Nevada, Washington and Idaho and partners with its sister company Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq to provide innovative commercial real estate solutions to occupier and investor clients They offer transaction services, capital markets services, occupier and investor services, and real estate advisory. Together, the firms manage more than 52 million sq. ft. of retail, industrial, and office assets, report annual revenues of more than $100 million, and employ more than 750 professionals. Learn more at C&W | Commerce and C&W | NorthMarq are part of the Cushman & Wakefield platform, which is the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm.

 About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment. Founded in 1917, it has 248 offices in 58 countries, employing more than 16,000 professionals. It offers a complete range of services to its occupier and investor clients for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, appraisal, consulting, corporate services, and property, facilities, project and risk management.

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