Brian Whitmer


Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Brian J. Whitmer, CCIM, is a Director with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.’s Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group in East Rutherford, N.J. One of the tri-state area’s most successful real estate investment sales teams, the group specializes exclusively in multifamily, office, industrial, and retail properties throughout New Jersey, New York, Fairfield County, Conn., and Pennsylvania. Since Brian joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2004, his team has completed more than $11 billion worth of transactions. He, himself, has been directly involved in the marketing and sale of nearly $4 billion comprising some 8,600 multifamily units and 12 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space. Brian is responsible for the marketing and sourcing of opportunities, client relations, in addition to the oversight of underwriting, financial analysis, offering material production, and project coordination. He has a reputation for handling the most time-sensitive assignments and contributing to the team’s success in the multifamily sector. He has established himself as an authority on the state of the multifamily market and has written several published articles on the subject. He is a designee of the CCIM Institute, member of NMHC and NJAA, serves as a co-chair of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders committee and is on ICSC’s Next Generation committee. Cushman & Wakefield awarded him New Jersey “Rookie of the Year” in 2005. In 2009, he was named among trade publication Real Estate New Jersey’s “30 under 30.” Brian graduated with high distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2002 with a BBA in finance, accounting and real estate. He remains active with his alma mater organizing alumni networking functions and has returned to campus multiple times to teach a real estate finance course.  He has held leadership roles within the professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi and served as treasurer of a 300-unit condominium board.