Melissa Brodhagen has 16 years in administrative experience in various fields and 3 years in real estate marketing experience. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region, Melissa worked for 4 lawyers as well as with a team of 4 real estate agents. Drawing on her previous experience, Melissa manages the day to day business, marketing and various other support duties for David Anderson, Scott Anderson and Jordan Palmer.
Leading the communications and marketing strategies for Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region Ltd., Adam is focused on making Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo the preferred commercial brokerage of choice by leveraging new platforms and integrating marketing processes to deliver results for agents, owners, occupiers and investors.
With a Masters Degree in Strategic Marketing from an international university, Adam is equipped with the marketing insights required to leverage the Cushman & Wakefield brand. In addition, Adam has over 10 years of experience in both the private and public sectors having worked on numerous integrated marketing and communications campaigns with a focus on brand positioning, social media, web and traditional advertising, publications, promotions, conference and events planning, and campaign execution.
Having an impact in the community is an important part of Adam's perspective on giving back to the community. Adam supported the Guelph Syrian Refugee Forum acting as a corporate donations coordinator on behlf of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and also sits on the Chamber's Membership and Marketing Committee. Adam is also an active memeber of the Guelph Triathlon Club and manages the clubs marketing activities.
Wendy joined Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region in 2015 as the Office Administrator, providing support services to the company’s agents and employees. After graduating with a DEC in Data Processing from Dawson College, Montreal, Wendy worked for over 19 years in IT as a computer programmer/analyst for a large Insurance company, and was transferred to Kitchener, Ontario with the company in 1978.
Wendy then spent 7 years abroad with an international bank as an IT Auditor, during which time she obtained her ISACA designation. After moving back to Stratford, Ontario, she worked in a residential real estate brokerage for over 8 years as an office /deals administrator before leaving in 2013 for a further 15 months abroad then returning to the Kitchener-Waterloo region and joining Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo.
Outside of work, Wendy enjoys gardening, clogging, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie Bigelow is the Senior Research Analyst with Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region. She uses her knowledge of research techniques and a wide variety of sources to provide coworkers and clients with the most up to date market and property data possible. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Stephanie began her career in commercial real estate with Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region. Throughout her time at Cushman & Wakefield, Stephanie has worked closely with clients and coworkers managing and writing reports for large projects, creating and maintaining local market statistics, and coordinating with the National Research Group for database construction and national research reporting.
Loreta Corless is the Team Director for Nick Holzinger’s team. She is responsible for all team operations and marketing. Drawing from over 23 years of small business and commercial real estate experience, Loreta is a dedicated and technically skilled business professional with a versatile administrative support skill set developed through experience as an office operations manager. Loreta joins Cushman & Wakefield after 14 years at the Kitchener office of another international commercial real estate brokerage, where she was the office operations manager. Her responsibilities included budgeting and expense control, personnel management, sales support, marketing communications, research management and IT systems strategy & planning, operations and support. Prior to her career in commercial real estate, Loreta owned and operated a successful food and beverage company for over 7 years.
Margareta Rawlins is the team coordinator for Michael Klein and Stewart Campbell and is responsible for the day to day administration, marketing and operations of the team. She brings over 13 years of real estate experience having worked in various administrative and marketing roles for a local commercial real estate company. She has excelled in high end marketing deliverables; including presentations, proposals, tour packages, property brochures, and newsletters - in both print and electronic format. She is also responsible for overseeing all files and projects including database management and client liaison. She is skilled in quality assurance, branding compliance and ensuring all marketing deliverables are in compliance with corporate/legal standards and guidelines.
Fraser Vrenjak is a retail focused Sales Representative for Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region. Fraser works along side Senior Vice President of Retail Bob Vrenjak, Associate Vice President Ryan Kaitting, as well as Ken Opper and Sam Bowers. Fraser brings his knowledge of local markets and strong industry relationships to the team. He has the unique ability of creating client awareness through social media marketing. Fraser has been working in commercial real estate for the past 6 years on various projects for his father Bob Vrenjak. As of August 2015, Fraser has entered into the real estate market with Cushman & Wakefield.
With 20 years of leasing and franchise development experience, Sam effectively identifies, develops, and capitalizes on real estate opportunities. Through progressively responsible positions, she’s implemented successful real estate strategies for both national retailers and landlords.
Sam has conducted lease negotiations for regional, community and neighborhood shopping centres and street-fronts. She’s acted as tenant representative and led the real estate department for a national apparel chain. Sam has an extensive background in franchise development, acting on behalf of national and international brands.
Among her achievements, Sam has cultivated an extensive network of positive contacts in the franchise, retail, landlord and brokerage communities.
Jessica McCabe, M.Ed.
Jessica is ambitious, hardworking, and detail-oriented. She started her commercial real estate career with JLL in Mississauga, working on the sale and leasing of industrial properties. Then, Jessica moved to the JLL Downtown Toronto office to work alongside the Tenant Representation Group, assisting in the leasing and sale of office properties in the GTA.
Now, with the Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region team, she works on the sale and leasing of office properties within the Region. Her primary responsibilities within the team consists of, but is not limited to, marketing, reporting, financial analysis, proof reading, editing, document and presentation preparation, and coordination of meetings/tours. She is also pursuing her real estate licence.
As the Senior Manager, Valuations & Business Modelling, Geoff works alongside shareholders and potential acquirers to facilitate the sale or purchase of businesses. With a Bachelors of Engineering in Integrated Engineering as well as an MBA in finance, he is well equipped to provide analytical and preliminary due diligence support. Proficiency in business lending, leveraged management buyouts, and private equity issuance gives him a broad and unique perspective towards financial modeling and business valuation that is invaluable to the process of buying and selling businesses. Geoff has direct experience in the valuation, and acquisition of businesses in the fields of: for profit education, trucking/logistics, ERP software, manufacturing, professional services and medical practices.
Kristin is an experienced marketing and business professional with over 16 years experience in supporting, visualizing, creating and launching successful marketing strategies, including annual planning, creative development, website development, advertising, promotions and ROI reporting.
Upon joining Cushman and Wakefield Waterloo Region in August 2016, Kristin has worked closely with team members to plan, direct, and implement many exciting organizational and marketing initiatives, including employee training, phone system launch, website development, content/media creation, brand management and messaging; as well as building and maintaining strategic vendor relationships for IT services, office supplies, print and marketing collateral.