M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — 30 Under 30 — June 18 - July 22, 2021 — 5C


30 U nder 30

Member of NAIOP Stephen Shoemaker, Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield


One of my first goals when starting my career was to truly understand real assets and how to underwrite them. To me, this is the foundation to any successful real estate career as you need to be able to determine the value of a property in almost all trans- actions, whether it is a sale, lease or re-fi. What challenges and or obstacles do you feel you needed to overcome to be- come as successful as you are today? I try to become a better person every day. I also try to learn something new every day. This industry is filled with a multitude of different personality types and getting along with everybody and be- ing a genuinely good person is something I strive for. As with everybody, I’ve made mistakes throughout my life, but I’ve tried to learn and grow from them. I live by the advice of keep on keeping on and try to

learn something new and im- prove myself every single day. Who do you feel was most influential in your life when choosing this profes- sion? I had the opportunity to intern at Urstadt Biddle Prop- erties where I worked for the late Charles (Jay) Urstadt, who helped build Battery Park City. Seeing the creativ- ity he used to create a space that everyone gets to enjoy firsthand was awesome. In the future, I would love to be able to give back to the community as much as he did. What outside activities do you enjoy during you free time? In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time withmy fiancée, Maria. I’m passion - ate about anything outdoors, whether it’s walking, going to the beach, hanging out at the pool, having a BBQ… being anywhere with nice weather continued on page 10C

hat is your great- est professional accomplishment?

Stephen Shoemaker Senior Director Cushman & Wakefield Years with company/firm: 3 Years Years in field: 6 Years Years in real estate industry: 6 Years Real estate organizations / affiliations: NAIOP

I find being an active and accountable member of a team and learning how to work seamlessly with myriad per- sonalities to be incredibly rewarding. One of my greatest accomplishments is having helped build an industry- leading industrial leasing and sales team at Cushman & Wakefield. Our team, led by the firm’s top industrial producer Chuck Fern, con- sists of individuals I wake up every morning excited to take on new projects with, including Thomas Tucci, Ja- son Barton, Elizabeth Rouse, Deanna Petrowski, Natalie Gorga, Jack Winge and Tor- sten Thaler. What is your most no- table project, deal or trans- action? I have worked on quite a few exciting transactions through- out my career.

A few of the most notable were: 1,700,000 SF Tac-Pal Lo- gistics Center in Palmyra, NJ 700,000 SF 2020 Logistics Center in Edison, NJ 1,400,000 SF Home Depot site in Perth Amboy, NJ 1,000,000 SF Westchester Gateway in Brewster, NJ. Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career? I have been fortunate to have a lot of positive influ - encers who have helped me significantly throughout my career. After college, I worked

at Realterm Logistics in An- napolis, MD, and the team I was on taught me a lot about real estate, particularly about the industrial busi- ness. Specifically, Ken Code, John Cammett, Bob Fordi, Ed Brickley, Price Booker, Paul Underwood, Peter Bateman, Brian Dowling and Grayson Witmer all really helped get my career started and I will forever feel grateful for ev- erything I learned from them. What were some of your early goals and did any- thing happen to change them?


Cushman &Wakefield is proud to congratulate Stephen Shoemaker for being named to Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal’s “30 under 30”


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