PHOENIX, Jan. 11, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield announced that Sheila Bale and Ryan O’Connor have joined the firm’s office healthcare division as Managing Director and Senior Director in the Phoenix Office.

Bale and O’Connor were most recently with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) and together bring 22 years of experience in the healthcare real estate market. They will be joining Tom Weinhold, Managing Director of the Phoenix office, to form a team of skilled professionals under Cushman & Wakefield’s Healthcare Real Estate Group platform. Samuel Gillespie also joined the team, from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, to provide client support.

“We’re continuing to grow our Phoenix platform with the best talent in the industry and who will provide the right solutions for our clients,” said Bryon Carney, Regional Managing Principal for Cushman & Wakefield. “Sheila and Ryan have a wide-range of experience dealing with complex and competitive transactions and providing sound, unique solutions – they are an outstanding addition to our team.”

As Managing Director, Bale will specialize in the marketing, sales and leasing of office and medical space for the team. Senior Director, O’Connor will focus on landlord and tenant representation of office properties, with an emphasis on healthcare providers.

“Joining Cushman & Wakefield is an excellent opportunity to grow our healthcare business and really impact healthcare real estate solutions. The Healthcare Practice Group is a robust platform positioned well for the upcoming changes in healthcare delivery,” said Bale.

Cushman & Wakefield has a national Healthcare Real Estate Group with representation throughout the United States. This national practice group is led by Lorie Damon, to provide healthcare organizations with strategic and transformational real estate services.

“We’re thrilled to have the Bale and O’Connor team join our healthcare platform. Their depth and breadth of healthcare industry experience complements our healthcare teams, resources and relationships. Together, we’re well positioned to help our clients navigate the cross currents of healthcare delivery, in Phoenix and beyond,” said Lorie Damon, Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield.

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