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Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Thomas D. Ashe and Robert L. Byrne have joined the firm as Executive Director and Managing Director, respectively. Both previously were partners at Transwestern RBJ.

Ashe will join the Downtown leasing group and Byrne will work with landlords and tenants in Boston’s south and central 128 suburban markets.

“Tom and Rob are proven team players who have separated themselves from their peer group. Each brings positive energy and enthusiasm to their work with clients as well as to their colleagues in the office,” said Carolyn Sidor, Managing Principal & New England Market Leader. “They are among the best in the business today in their respective submarkets. We are thrilled they have chosen Cushman & Wakefield to advance their careers and the best interests of their clients.”

Ashe stated, “It was immediately apparent that joining the Cushman & Wakefield family was the right next step in my career. The fact that the firm puts its clients and employees at the center is evidenced by the talent in Boston and the strength of its long-term client relationships. I am excited to continue my work under the Cushman & Wakefield banner.”

Byrne also stated, “I look forward to working in a new and dynamic environment where the client service and success of the greater team comes first. I’m confident I will be a valuable contributor to the continued success of the Boston office, and equally look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues.”

Ashe has worked with Boston’s top landlords and specializes in landlord and tenant representation, and is a recipient of several Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) awards. He started his real estate career at RBJ having previously worked at Oxford Global Technologies. Ashe graduated from Boston College in 1996.

Byrne focuses on tenant and landlord representation of leasing office, flex and industrial space. He joined Richards Barry Joyce & Partners after graduating cum laude from Boston College in 2005 with a concentration in accounting and is an active member of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA).

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