VICE CHAIRMAN, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, MIAMI
In 1997, Gilbert joined Cushman & Wakefield as a director in the South Florida Capital Markets Group, specializing in the disposition and financing of investment properties. Now vice chairman, he has won multiple awards from C&W, including being a top-producing broker in Florida and a top capital markets group producer in Florida multiple times.
Gilbert, who has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in accounting from Florida International University, has completed more than 600 transactions valued at nearly $7 billion. The global real estate services company has some 400 offices in 60 countries. In 2019, the firm generated $8.8 billion in revenue.
Before joining C&W, Gilbert co-founded Venturvest Realty, a real estate service organization in Florida, where he was responsible for more than 4 million square feet of property and completed nearly $1 billion in disposition, financing and lease transactions from 1992-97. C&W purchased the firm in 1997.