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Cushman & Wakefield's Capital Markets Group of Connecticut and Westchester County, NY

We are a trusted advisor that guides our clients through the sale process to achieve the highest price in minimal time with maximized likelihood of swift execution.

  • Local market presence with boots on the ground
  • Having the highest sales market share imparts us with the knowledge of who is a qualified buyer
  • We provide the highest quality marketing materials including offering brochure, property website, email blast and electronic due-diligence war room
  • Unprecedented access to capital—properties receive maximum exposure through proprietary, national and international databases that afford us knowledge of all owners, investors and tenants

Al Mirin
Executive Managing Director

al.mirin@cushwake.com • 203.326.5822


Al has been recognized as a leader in investment sales in the region for the past 27 years after beginning his career as a financial analyst underwriting institutional investment sales. Al, an Executive Managing Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group, is able to enhance his value proposition with his clients, advising them on how to increase long-term asset value when the time comes to monetize that asset whether through sale or financing.

Over his career, Al has acted as advisor in more than 30 million square feet of transactions, totaling in excess of $9 billion and is widely experienced in all asset classes, including office, medical, retail, multi-family, industrial and land/development.

Affiliations & Accreditations

  • Cushman & Wakefield Top Producer (top 1%)
  • Real Estate Finance Association, Board Member & Past President, Fairfield & Westchester County Chapter and State of Connecticut
  • NAIOP Westchester County and Fairfield County, Board Member
  • Human Services Council of Norwalk, Board Member & Past President
  • 40 South Main Street, Norwalk, CT—a 44-unit shelter—Board President
  • Volunteer Action Center, Volunteer of the Year

Kate Schwartz

kate.schwartz@cushwake.com • 203.326.5804


Kate is an Associate Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group where she exclusively specializes in the disposition of commercial properties in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. She provides clients with expertise in strategic planning, financial analysis and consulting, and has completed over $500 million in sales spanning all property types.

Kate began her career at CBRE in 2007 and worked directly with Al Mirin in the development of the Private Capital Group in the Fairfield and Westchester County markets.

Affiliations & Accreditations

  • NAIOP Developing Leaders Committee
  • Real Estate Finance Association, Young Professionals Committee

Matthew Torrance

matthew.torrance@cushwake.com • 203.326.5838


Matt is a Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group where he specializes in the sales of all asset types. Since joining the Capital Markets Group in 2016, Matt has helped facilitate over $325 million in office, retail, multi-family, industrial and land sales. Prior to joining the Capital Markets Group, Matt focused on landlord and tenant representation in an office leasing capacity. Leveraging his knowledge of office leasing, Matt specializes in financial underwriting and property marketing.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Matt was a Senior Associate at RHYS Commercial and before entering the commercial real estate field, spent six years as a professional golfer playing various developmental tours across the world.

Affiliations & Accreditations

  • Real Estate Finance Association

Rikki Lawrence
Senior Marketing Specialist

rikki.lawrence@cushwake.com • 203.326.5817


Rikki is a Senior Marketing Specialist within Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group who manages and implements the team’s marketing operations and strategies. Rikki, who joined the team in 2014, is responsible for the team’s marketing materials and client deliverables, including creating written content, custom graphics, photography/photo editing and layout design for offering memorandums, presentations, broker opinion of values, brochures and flyers. Additionally, Rikki maintains the team’s website and generates email campaigns and online postings.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Rikki served as Operations Manager and Marketing Specialist for CBRE’s Capital Markets/Institutional Group, where she participated in transactions valued in excess of $6 billion between 2002 and 2014.


  • 2013 CBRE Ambassador Award
  • 2009 Fairfield County Business Journal
    “40 under 40”

Representing Institutional, Foreign Sovereign Funds, Family Office & Private Capital

Our Clients Include:
  • Frontier Communications
  • Stamford YMCA
  • Diamond Properties
  • United Technologies
  • New Canaan Country School
  • RXR
  • First Niagara Bank
  • RMS Companies
  • Bank of America
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • Unilever
  • Greenfield Partners
  • Baywater Properties
  • Sabal Financial Group
  • Southern Air