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Cushman & Wakefield promoted Kari Olbrecht to lead the company’s Valuation & Advisory Midwest Market

Cushman & Wakefield Promotes Kari Olbrecht to Lead Midwest Valuation & Advisory

Cushman & Wakefield has promoted Kari Olbrecht to lead the company’s Valuation & Advisory (V&A) Midwest Market, based in Chicago. Olbrecht will focus on strategic support and development within the market. 

Olbrecht joined the firm in October 2001 and joined V&A in 2006. She most recently served as Director of Valuation for the Midwest, cultivating strong market knowledge and relationships. Her professional experience includes researching and appraising institutional-grade and corporate real estate in the Midwest. 

With this transition, Scott Falkum has joined Cushman & Wakefield as Midwest director of valuation. Falkum is located in Minneapolis and brings more than 21 years of commercial real estate and valuation and consulting experience. He focuses on office and multifamily as well as industrial, net lease investments, retail, medical office buildings, restaurants, land and other special purpose properties. 


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