Stephen F. Baker<@SM>Matthew Lisk

STAMFORD, CT—Cushman & Wakefield announced that veteran commercial real estate broker Stephen F. Baker has been promoted to executive director and Matthew Lisk to senior director at its Stamford, CT and White Plains, NY offices, respectively.

Baker, who is also a partner in C&W’s global Alternative Investment Services practice group, has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 1988 and worked at its Stamford office from 1988 to July 1996. He did a three-year stint working at Cushman’s world headquarters in New York City, only to return to the Northern New York City suburbs in Stamford in March 1999 where has worked ever since.

Baker has consistently ranked as one of Cushman & Wakefield’s “Top 100” brokers companywide and, in 2000 and 2006, earned the company’s prestigious “Service Excellence” award.

Lisk joins the firm as a senior director in the Leasing Services Group of Cushman & Wakefield’s White Plains, office, where he specializes in both tenant and landlord representation services in Westchester County. Over the past three years, Lisk has participated in more than 100 lease transactions in Westchester County and has represented tenants, such as Benchmark Education, Tappan Zee Bridge Constructors, Byram Healthcare, Morgan Stanley, Readers Digest, EMCOR, House Party, Eckert Seaman’s Cherin & Mellott, and Evolution Markets. Currently, he represents more than two million square feet of Class-A office space in Westchester County.

His current and past clients include Beacon Capital Partners, SL Green, George Comfort & Sons, Onyx Equities, Cohen Brothers, Hines, Pepe Companies, Simone Development, Fareri Associates, Willett Company, Summit Development, Greenfield Partners and Baywater Properties. In 2010, he received Westchester County’s business recognition award, “Forty Under Forty, Rising Stars” — an award that bestowed by the Business Council of Westchester that pays tribute to individuals in Westchester County who are making their mark in their chosen profession at a young age. In addition, he was awarded Cushman & Wakefield’s 2007 Top Producing Associate Award for the tri-state area.

Commenting on the appointments, Jim Fagan, senior managing director and market leader of Cushman & Wakefield’s Fairfield and Westchester County regions, says, “We promise our clients that they will be served by C&W professionals who offer elite competence. Steve and Matt are both elite performers and I am proud to have them on our team.”