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Jackson’s Join Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa

Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa team expanded with the addition of John Jackson and Melanie Jackson ,who join from Colliers International. John will serve in the industrial brokerage group throughout the greater Tampa Bay and Central Florida markets. Melanie’s focus will be with the office brokerage group in Pinellas County.

John is a 14-year industry veteran specializes in the leasing, sale and acquisition of industrial properties including development of more than 2,400 acres of land. He is a three-time Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors (FGCAR) Top Industrial Producer for the Tampa Bay region, and recipient of the 2015 Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes at Work Award.

Melanie’s more than 11-year track record includes 450 office transactions, encompassing more than four million square feet, with a value exceeding $350 million. She was a FGCAR Top Office Producer in 2012 and 2016. The Jackson’s are husband and wife.

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