Forty Under Forty
October 1, 2011

If you've ever doubted that pressure makes diamonds, consider this year's crop of 40 Under 40 honorees. Many not only survived one of the most troublesome times that commercial real estate has seen of late but they found ways to flourish. ...

... Real Estate Forum editors pored over nearly 300 nominations this year, narrowing them down to the 41 stars that appear below (one dynamic duo made the list). Some are on the investment side, others are lawyers or brokers but all have a body of work that we found most impressive. ...

... Brandon Forde, 38
Executive Vice President
Brandon Forde is the creator of several innovative strategies for the industry -- such as the Occupancy Cost Reduction Tool, created while at Ernst & Young and MarketStrike, a system designed to help companies decide when to renegotiate, renew or exit leases. Currently, he is an executive vice president and co-leader of Studley's Strategic Portfolio SOlutions, helping companies through all phases of real estate ownership. Forde has led over 30 consulting assignments and secured 500 million square feet in outsourcing accounts for such clients as American Express, Capital One and Fidelity. ...

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