Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce grows Las Vegas management team

Seasoned executives Edward Turpin and Monty Montierth bring management and operations expertise to drive Commerce Las Vegas branch growth

LAS VEGAS—Aug. 13, 2012—Commerce Real Estate Solutions, an independently owned and operated member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance (, today announced it has appointed Edward Turpin as the new branch manager of the Las Vegas branch. In addition, Monty Montierth was appointed as the operations manager for the Las Vegas branch.

“We have full confidence that Ed will deliver on taking Commerce to the next level in the Las Vegas area,” said Michael M. Lawson, president and CEO of Commerce Real Estate Solutions. “This branch started seven years ago with five brokers and today has 35 professionals. With tremendous expertise in running major real estate operations throughout the West, Ed is an extraordinary candidate to foster even greater growth. Monty will also be a great addition to the management team. His experience in brokerage and operations will benefit the organization immensely.”

Turpin will be responsible for leading and directing the branch office by creating and driving a strategic business plan designed to serve clients, grow the firm’s services in the Las Vegas area and recruit, develop, and retain the very best brokers and staff. He is taking the reins of the Las Vegas office after serving as director of the Asset Services Group for Commerce in the Puget Sound market. With 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate Turpin has an excellent understanding of client’s needs and putting together the right services and team to drive success.

Mike Hillis, the founding broker of the Commerce Las Vegas branch said, “We are very excited to add Ed Turpin to this leadership position in our firm. He brings deep experience in all phases of commercial brokerage and asset management to our operation and will be a key player as we aggressively pursue market share in this region.”

Montierth was previously a broker and senior director of the Commerce Las Vegas branch. As operations manager he will be responsible for the day-to-day business management and operations functions. Montierth has 20 years of experience in multiple aspects of real estate transactions including brokerage services, office leasing, industrial leasing and investment sales. His expertise in operations management, acquisition and disposition of office and investment properties, national tenant representation, and new business procurement has prepared him well for this new position.

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