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Mary Kay Smith

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Cushman & Wakefield

Oversaw Vistaprint's 300,000-square-foot corporate relocation and Puma's 150,000-square-foot move

Expanded her team from six to 18 people

A 30-year real estate veteran, Cushman & Wakefield Managing Director of the Project & Development Services Group Mary Kay Smith provides strategic insight and management for her Boston-based team. During her eight-year tenure with Cushman & Wakefield, Smith has personally managed more than 4 million square feet of tenant improvements, in addition to overseeing her team’s projects. These projects have included Vistaprint’s 300,000-square-foot headquarters relocation and Puma’s 150,000-square-foot relocation.

In the early days of her career, Smith was often the only woman in the room. However, she did not let the uphill battle of being a woman in a male-dominated industry influence her. Instead, she focused on her clients and providing the best possible outcomes for them. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the market and dedication has allowed her to become a successful leader and build a best-in-class team.  When Smith inherited her team at Cushman & Wakefield three years ago, it consisted of six people.  Under her leadership, the team has now tripled to 18 people. 

She recognizes the true value of a diverse team, which isn’t often seen in the commercial real estate industry.  A mother of four, Smith embraces her team members’ different backgrounds and personal situations. 

Smith received many accolades in her career. Archon Group (the real estate division of Goldman Sachs) selected her as Property Manager of the Year.  She also received Cushman & Wakefield’s Project Development Services Turnaround Award. 

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Mary Kay Smith as one of the Boston & New England 2022 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.

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