Cushman & Wakefield Bolsters Tenant Rep Services in Bay Area with Hiring of Matt Chatham, Aaron Wright and Hope Keaney

Chatham to also serve as Tenant Representation Lead for Firm’s San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 3, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the addition of three Tenant Representation specialists in Northern California. Veteran brokers Matt Chatham and Aaron Wright have joined the firm as Executive Managing Directors, and Hope Keaney has joined as an Associate Director. All three professionals will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office and will focus on servicing clients regionally across the Bay Area and nationally. Along with his brokerage role, Chatham will also serve as Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Representation Lead for San Francisco.

“It is with distinct pleasure that we have hired these very talented services providers, each possessing deep experience, focused discipline and work ethic and strong, sustained client relationships,” said Mike Smith, Cushman & Wakefield’s Managing Principal for the Northwest Region based in San Francisco. “As top tenant representative brokers, Chatham and Wright are individually recognized for their accomplishments in negotiating complex transactions and delivering multi-market solutions for both established and high-growth companies alike. And although not a team, the duo’s existing working relationship will serve as an additional asset for their own individual business engagements as well as for the dynamics within our firm.”

He added, “We are excited for the vision and dedication these outstanding brokers will bring to our office, and look forward to their efforts in putting ideas into action for our clients.”

Chatham brings over 17 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, focused solely on advocating for tenants. He has a strong track record of successful tenant business. Drawing from a broad range of transaction experience, he has a tactical philosophy toward client service and has a firm commitment to excellence.

Aaron Wright

Chatham has completed 6 million square feet of transactions valued at $3.5 billion. His recent clients and transactions include Bay Area headquarters for Gymboree, Stella & Dot, Checkr, Blue Jeans Network, Castlight Health, Juno Therapeutics, California Casualty, Achaogen, and (SF Business Times Deal of the Year), as well as various Am Law 100 firms. Chatham joins Cushman & Wakefield from Savills Studley, and prior worked at JLL. He was consistently an annual top producer in the Bay Area for both firms. He graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.

Chatham, said, “I am thrilled to be joining Cushman & Wakefield, a firm recognized for its exceptional dedication to its clients and the highest standard of doing business, which are vital characteristics to my practice. As one of the world’s most dynamic markets, San Francisco as well as the collective Bay Area are special and sought after metropolitan markets with strong continued demand from companies wanting to either be or grow here. I am eager to tackle new pursuits, and look forward to working with the team of talented and passionate colleagues to win new opportunities.”

Wright carries over 25 years of commercial real estate experience with a background in brokerage, construction and development. A proven consistent top performer throughout his career, he has been involved in more than 8 million square feet of real estate transactions valued at $2 billion, including strategic planning, labor analytics evaluation, relocation analysis, global disposition programs, lease restructuring / terminations, and office relocations and expansions.

Hope Keaney

He has represented leading firms across a range of industries in both local and national capacities, including organizations in the Financial Services, Technology, Legal, Renewable Energy, Advertising & PR, Digital Communications, Insurance, Biotechnology, Nonprofit, Municipalities, and Recruiting & Resource Staffing sectors. Wright joins Cushman & Wakefield from Savills Studley. Notably, he received his Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA, with an emphasis in Urban Planning.

Wright expressed, “I am excited to be joining an organization that provides the platform, resources and capabilities to allow me to service my clients at the highest level. I chose Cushman & Wakefield because of their strong reputation not only in the San Francisco market, but regionally, nationally and globally. The firm has been built and structured to service the needs of their clients, and the team behind the organization is dedicated to being the best in the industry.”

Keaney, who partners with Wright, brings a robust background in real estate finance and client service gained from a broad range of experience. With her experience in landlord underwriting, portfolio analysis and financial modelling, she applies a thoughtful, solutions-oriented approach to solving her clients’ objectives. She also joins the firm from Savills Studley, and prior worked as a senior analyst with Prologis.

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit or follow@CushWake on Twitter.

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