Forty under 40

10D — August 24 - September 13, 2018 — — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


40 U nder 40

Sam McGill, Cushman & Wakefield | Grant Street Associates, Inc. “I try to surround myself with good teammates that have the same vision of doing the right thing & working harder than the next person”

hat is your great- est professional accomplishment? Securing repeat business with satisfied clients. Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career? Tim Goetz, Rob Gei- ger, and Jack O’Donoghue – they took a chance on me, were very patient (and still are), taught me a thing or two, and let me do my thing. Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you choose the field/ W

competitive global economy. It’s fast paced, requires critical thinking skills, very challeng- ing, and it’s also can be a lot of fun. How do you contribute to your company and/or the industry? I represent commercial office tenants in meeting their real estate needs by identifying and analyzing office build- ings, structuring transac- tions, developing real estate strategy, and negotiating the documents, term sheets, and other things required to get the deal done. My focus is all

faces of corporate real estate, including leasing, sales, build- to-suit, corporate dispositions (i.e., subleases, sales, sale- leasebacks), and corporate advisory. We will go anywhere our clients need us. What unique qualities and or personality traits do you feel makes you most suc- cessful in your profession? There are a lot of smart and capable people in this business – I try to surround myself with good teammates that have the same vision of doing the right thing and working harder than the next person. What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young executive graduating from college today? Money is important to survive but it’s not everything. Work- ing for and with people you trust, who are ethical, and share the same vision gives you peace of mind and a feeling of being a part of something. Time is more important than money. If you could dine with anyone dead or alive who would you choose? Abraham Lincoln – I would ask him how he developed a conviction to do the right thing in a time when things were so divisive.  these are a few of my favorite things College: Allegheny College Book: The Intelligent Investor (nonfiction), HP (fiction) Movie: Caddyshack App: SnapChat Team: Pittsburgh Steelers Sport: Football Food: Sushi Dessert: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Restaurant: The Franklin Inn or Fat Heads Hobby: Hiking, Skiing, or Golf

Sam McGill Vice President Years with company/firm: 6 Years in field: 8 Years in real estate industry: 8 Real estate affiliations: Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders – Leadership Board

I did some research and found out it was clearly not a law firm, ha!. I now represent cor- porate tenants to help solve the complex real estate challenges many firms face into today’s

profession you are in to- day? My college pal told me he got a job with a little law firm called Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), I applied, and the rest is history.

FOR SALE 1501 LEBANON CHURCH RD. West Mifflin, Pittsburgh MSA, Pennsylvania 15236


For more information, please contact one of the following individuals: Randall G. McCombs, SIOR Executive Vice President +1 412 697 1678 rmccombs@gsa-cw.com Lic # RS142486A Samuel T. McGill Vice President +1 412 391 2635 smcgill@gsa-cw.com Lic. # RS320732

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