Cushman & Wakefield Acquires Multi Housing Advisors in the Southeast

ATLANTA — Cushman & Wakefield has acquired Atlanta-based Multi Housing Advisors (MHA), creating one of the largest multifamily brokerage platforms in the Southeast.

MHA has closed 23.8 percent of the Southeast’s total multifamily investment sales transactions this year, according to the company. The combined firms brokered nearly $3 billion in transactions, including 20 percent of all Southeastern multifamily sales in 2015.

MHA co-founders Josh Goldfarb and Marc Robinson will serve as Cushman & Wakefield’s U.S. multifamily leaders. They will be based in Atlanta and Charlotte, respectively.

Goldfarb and Robinson founded MHA in 2002. The company has produced transaction volume totaling more than $5.9 billion in the past five years. MHA has sold more than 140,000 multifamily units through more than 850 individual transactions since its inception.

The firm brings 13 brokerage professionals and a staff of 35 to Cushman & Wakefield, and adds on-the-ground employees to the Southeast, with offices in Birmingham and Charlotte.

“Adding MHA exemplifies Cushman & Wakefield’s commitment to growing our capital markets platform, especially in the multifamily sector,” says Noble Carpenter, Cushman & Wakefield president of capital markets for the Americas. “Strategically, we are deeper and positioned to serve clients across the spectrum of multifamily properties — from institutional to professional equity to private capital investors — while achieving broader geographic coverage and scale.”

Chicago-headquartered Cushman & Wakefield has 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries. The global commercial real estate firm maintains a revenue of $5 billion across its core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation and advisory. The company was founded in 1917.

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