Christie Bennett serves as a licensed real estate salesperson for JRT Realty Group, Inc., where her focus is business development, transaction management and asset management.
Prior to joining JRT, Ms. Bennett served as Senior Transaction Manager for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions group, where she lead the Deutsche Bank account in the Americas. Here, she developed, recommended, and implemented a portfolio-wide transaction strategy and processes for the acquisition, disposition, and restructuring of real estate assets and leases. She negotiated business terms and conditions for various deal structures; coordinated the selection of local brokers; and monitored/negotiated deal terms within the client’s prescribed timelines.
In addition to preparing market analyses, activity reports and pipeline reports, she coordinated Lease Administration, Project Management, Facility Management, and Finance teams to ensure integration among the service lines. She also managed a team of full-time account management professionals.
She served in a similar role for Cushman & Wakefield in the Tampa, Florida office for the firm’s Stanley Black & Decker account. Prior to that she spent seven years as a tenant representation broker, most recently as an Associate Director, for Newmark in the firm’s New York City office where she served a variety of clients in the technology, finance, insurance, media/entertainment, marketing, fashion and nonprofit industries.
In her current role, her responsibilities cover the direction and oversight of the firm’s nationwide account management assignments, including a leasing, property management and facilities management portfolio totaling more than 10 million square feet.
She is also involved in the identification of new business opportunities from local, regional and national clients that not only support supplier diversity, but also need to align their diversity spending with their overall real estate strategy.
Christie received a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (Minor in Real Estate, Specialization in Urban Planning and Development) University of Florida.