AUSTIN and SAN ANTONIO, Texas, September 13, 2021 – Cushman & Wakefield announced that the commercial real estate services firm has promoted Ryan Kasten to Managing Principal of the firm’s Austin and San Antonio offices. Former Managing Principal Spencer Hayes will remain with the firm and transition to focus on his brokerage practice.
“Spencer has done a tremendous job leading our office for the last five years,” said John O’Neill, President of Cushman & Wakefield’s Central Region. “Austin and San Antonio are two important markets for our firm, and it was critical we identify a strong leader to further grow our business and elevate our platform. Ryan has established himself as a proven and respected leader within Cushman & Wakefield and he’s committed to providing best-in-class services to our clients. And he understands the importance of culture and incorporating the Cushman Way in everything we do. He will be an excellent leader for these markets.”
Kasten launched his real estate career at Oxford Commercial 15 years ago prior to the merger with Cushman & Wakefield in 2016. As a broker focused on Office Tenant Representation, he has completed nearly 4 million square feet of transactions including some of the largest leases, on behalf of his clients, in Austin and throughout the country.
“Cushman & Wakefield has experienced significant growth in Austin and San Antonio during the past several years through organic growth as well as through acquisitions, and I am honored for this opportunity to build upon the strong foundation set by Spencer,” Kasten said. “I am committed to continuing to foster a strong collaborative culture and growing our platform across all service lines.”
Kasten serves the community as a President for CoreNet Global’s Central Texas chapter and he is a member of The University of Texas Alumni Association. Kasten has been named a Heavy Hitter by the Austin Business Journal from 2013 to 2020 and Top Producer of the Austin office multiple times.
“Ryan is a consistent top producer at the firm and has established himself as an exemplary leader,” Hayes said. “He is a fantastic fit to lead these important markets, and I look forward to continuing to work with Ryan in my new role.”