MINNEAPOLIS (02/27/2019) – Cushman & Wakefield’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office has hired a tenant representation team led by Tom DeSautel, a brokerage veteran with more than 11 years of experience.
DeSautel has specialized his practice in working in corporate tenant representation, corporate solutions and strategic real estate planning. Tom brings the experience of working on 500-plus transactions throughout his career in both the Minneapolis & Suburban Markets as well as Nationally and Internationally. He was most recently a Vice President in the Minneapolis office of CBRE.
“Hiring Tom DeSautel and his team helps Cushman & Wakefield provide an even stronger Tenant Representation practice to our clients in the Twin Cities,” said Mike Ohmes, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office. “Tom has built a wealth of Tenant Representation experience over the past decade, and we’re excited to add his new perspective and skills to our firm.”
Joining DeSautel at Cushman & Wakefield are Brokerage Associate Tom Schutt and Director Trinette Wacker. Wacker brings with her a Master’s degree in Human Resources and more than 10 years working in Human Resources in a corporate environment, allowing her to provide a unique perspective on how real estate decisions correlate with human resources.
Schutt has a degree in finance from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where he played Division I hockey for four years, including a National Championship runner-up season. Schutt joins Cushman & Wakefield after most recently playing professional hockey. His skills will translate well to the competitive environment of commercial real estate, where he will bring his innovative style to his new team.
Tom’s pedigree of multi-market experience will fit well with the strong local Minneapolis office to expand and take advantage of the company’s unparalleled global reach which will provide the competitive advantage needed to best serve his clients. A partial list of his clients over the past several years includes Cargill, Inc., Northwestern Mutual, Ford Motor Company, and Cigna. DeSautel was part of a 345,000 sf HQ lease assignment in Eden Prairie on behalf of Bluestem Brands, a 43,000 sf lease for Padilla in Minneapolis and a 75,000 sf lease for Mosaic Company in Plymouth, among his many accomplishments.
DeSautel is also active in the community, having volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities, NFL Alumni Caring for Kids Organization, Founder of the Hastings Football Alumni Network as well as serving on multiple committees at the University of North Dakota, his alma mater.
About Cushman & Wakefield
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Adam Rae Voge