MIAMI-Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc. has hired Pamela Ibanez Smith as the leasing manager for Wachovia Financial Center, a class A office tower Downtown that is the tallest office property in Florida at 55 stories.Smith will work with Tim Prunka, the leasing director for the approximately 1.2-million-sf building. Smith comes from Abood Wood-Fay in Coral Gables, FL, where she oversaw leasing of more than 352,000 sf of space since1999. Before that, she held international corporate banking and school administration positions.This April, Cushman & Wakefield was retained to manage and lease Wachovia Financial Center; CB Richard Ellis previously handled these duties. The tower’s tenants include Wachovia Bank, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ernst & Young LLP and White & Case LLP. Cushman & Wakefield plans to relocate its Miami offices to Wachovia Financial Center in May 2005. An Australian real estate investment trust and a German syndicate fund jointly own Wachovia Financial Center.

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