Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
David Mickool has 20 years of corporate real estate experience. As a managing director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Occupier & Investor Services Group, he is responsible for directing and executing real estate strategies for corporate clients, such as Pfizer and Reed Elsevier. Mr. Mickool takes a long-term strategic partnership approach in advising his corporate clients on managing and optimizing their global portfolios and staff. His experience includes client relationship management, strategic portfolio assessment, transaction management and client benchmarking.
Mr. Mickool recently completed a thorough strategic portfolio analysis for a Fortune 100 client. The study identified occupancy expense savings opportunities in excess of $75 million through consolidations, disposition of excess land and buildings, sale/leasebacks, leveraging major landlords and more efficient utilization of space. The execution phase of the plan resulted in the disposition of 700,000 sf of excess space and a $40 million cost avoidance.
Mr. Mickool’s clients have included: Unilever, Pfizer, Reed Elsevier, Gartner, Thomson Reuters, USI Insurance, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, MetLife, Prudential and Verizon Wireless.
Mr. Mickool began his real estate career in 1988 as an asset manager with People’s Bank. His responsibilities included the management and disposition of joint venture assets and foreclosed commercial properties. Mr. Mickool represented the bank in 140 dispositions in 10 states during his six-year tenure. In 1996, Mr. Mickool joined CB Richard Ellis as an associate director in the Corporate Advisory Group, where he was responsible for multi-market transaction management.
In 1998, Mr. Mickool joined Grubb & Ellis as an associate director in the Corporate Services Group and, after two years, was promoted to director. As director, Mr. Mickool was responsible for a number of the firm’s largest client relationships including MetLife and IBM.
Mr. Mickool is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Finance with a minor in Real Estate.