Patti Farina has been promoted to Director at Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc.

Farina, who joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2011 as Senior Portfolio Manager in the Property Management Division, will oversee the management of the office’s industrial property portfolio, said Greg Valladao, Market Leader of C&W of Arizona.

“We are pleased that Patti has accepted an expanded role in our organization.” Valladao said. “Her knowledge and experience with industrial property/asset management is unsurpassed in the industry.”

During her tenure at C&W, Farina has played an integral role in growing Arizona’s industrial property management portfolio to 13 million square feet. In her new role, which begins immediately, she will be working closely with Victoria Knudson, national lead of C&W’s Industrial Property Management portfolio.

“This is a tremendous opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited for Cushman & Wakefield and the industrial team,” said Farina, who has more than 18 years experience in the commercial real estate industry working with institutional and non-institutional clients primarily in industrial. “The passion within C&W to grow our industrial portfolio is amazing.”

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Farina was Senior Real Estate Manager at CBRE, overseeing its industrial portfolio. She held a similar position at The Trammell Crow Company.

Key assignments include the Clarion Partners industrial portfolio, the Industrial Income Trust portfolio, and the Cabot Properties portfolio.

Farina has an Arizona Real Estate License, Real Property Administrator (RPA) and LEED AP designations and is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Greater Phoenix chapter.