Cushman & Wakefield names managing principal in Kansas City office

Gib Kerr

Gib Kerr has been named managing principal of Cushman & Wakefield‘s Kansas City, Missouri, operations.

Former managing principal Michael Mayer, whose 30-year career in Kansas City commercial real estate includes 11 years leading Cushman & Wakefield locally, remains with the firm and continues to focus on all aspects of his clients’ real estate.

Kerr, who has been with Cushman & Wakefield for eight years, will lead the Kansas City market, which has more than 100 employees and manages more than 12 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space. Additionally, he will lead recruitment and client-engagement efforts as the firm continues to grow in the region.

During a 30-year brokerage career, Kerr has been involved with projects valued at more than $1 billion, including Berkley Riverfront and adaptive reuse developments such as the Power & Light Building, the Corrigan Building and the “Flashcube” Building. As an industry and community leader, he has served as past president of the Kansas City Certified Commercial Investment Member chapter and on the board of the Downtown Council and the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance. He is also the founder and past president of the Downtowners.

Kerr’s link to Cushman & Wakefield dates back to 1995, when the company’s legacy Kansas City firm acquired Kerr & Co., one of the city’s the top commercial real estate services and development organizations.