Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announced today that Chief Strategy Officer Diane Paddison has announced her retirement, effective July 1.
Ms. Paddison served as Chief Strategy Officer since February 2010 and has enjoyed a 26-year career in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Cassidy Turley, she served as the only woman on global executive teams of two Fortune 500 companies and one Fortune 1000 firm ? CBRE, where she served as President, Global Services; ProLogis, where Ms. Paddison was Chief Operations Officer; and Trammell Crow Company, where she was COO, Global Services.
She is known for her ability to build profitable, client-centric organizations and has a passion to inspire women to reach their potential. In addition to serving as Cassidy Turley?s Chief Strategy Officer, she also was a key sponsor in establishing CREW?s Bridging the C-Suite Gap executive mentor program.
?We will truly miss Diane?s wisdom and charisma, her relentless support of our company and, in particular, our women, as well as her wealth of business and commercial real estate knowledge,? said Joseph Stettinius Jr., Cassidy Turley CEO. ?Even in retirement, she will remain an industry leader and continue to exert enormous influence, especially in her efforts to mentor women in our industry and expand women?s roles in commercial real estate.?
Mr. Stettinius will assume Ms. Paddison?s role at Cassidy Turley.
Ms. Paddison, author of the book Work, Love Pray, will now focus on 4word, www.4wordwomen.org, a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization she founded that connects, leads and supports professional Christian women and enables them to reach their potential. 4word provides a Mentor Program and digital content for its audience. For 4Word?s latest BLOG, go to http://www.4wordwomen.org/blog/2014/05/5-ways-to-rock-your-new-job/.
Additionally, she will continue to serve on two corporate boards, The Stan Johnson Company and Behringer Harvard Opportunity Fund II, and on four not-for-profit organizations? boards, The Salvation Army's National Advisory Board, Trustee of Oregon State University's Foundation, Oregon State University's Dean?s Circle of Excellence and Harvard Business School's Christian Fellowship.
"I am so proud of my association with Cassidy Turley,? Ms. Paddison said. ?The culture, clients, leadership and employees are best in class. I know there are amazing things ahead for the firm."
About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 4,000 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the company represents a wide range of clients?from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $25.8 billion in 2013, manages approximately 400 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 24,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services?including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.