Tara Stacom

Tara Stacom

Executive Vice Chairman

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    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10104-6178
    United States

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    +1 212 841-7843

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Since joining Cushman & Wakefield in 1981, Ms. Stacom has distinguished herself as one of the leading brokerage professionals in the real estate industry. She consistently ranks among the firm’s top producing brokers including top 3 in the New York Region and top 5 worldwide over the last 10 years, and she was Cushman & Wakefield’s number one broker worldwide in 2004. Ms. Stacom was honored with the Real Estate Board of New York’s highest achievement….the 2011 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year (First Place Henry Hart Rice Award) for the leasing of One World Trade Center. Ms. Stacom has also been ranked top landlord broker in Manhattan based on total square footage leased and has been responsible for representing tenants in the top 10 largest office leases the last several years.

Awards & Associations

A compelling testament to her dedication to the real estate industry and the communities in which she lives and works is the great number of awards Ms. Stacom has received. She is the recipient of Crain’s New York Business 100 Most Influential Women in New York City Business, Realty Foundation of New York honoree, “Woman of the Year” of the New York Executives in Real Estate (WX), and Real Estate New York and Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence. She received Northwood University's Distinguished Women's Award for recognition of the enormous contribution she has made to communities, businesses, volunteer agencies, and public and private sector services worldwide.

 Ms. Stacom serves the real estate industry as a Director of the Realty Foundation of New York; and a Member of the Real Estate Board of New York serving on the Ethics Committee. She is regularly called upon as an industry spokesperson by a wide range of media outlets. A believer in “giving back”, Ms. Stacom is a Director’s Circle Member and rotational Board Member of Girls, Inc., a national not-for-profit that draws upon prominent women in U.S. industry to support girls in their quest to become strong and independent women.

Ms. Stacom has a passion and commitment for learning and development. She is a founder of ire@l, a real estate program in the business college at Lehigh University. She personally chaired the program which has enrolled more than 1,000 students since its inception in 2009. In recognition of her commitment and many years of service to Lehigh University, as well as, Greenwich Academy, Ms Stacom has received prestigious Alumni Awards from both organizations.

Ms. Stacom serves on the Board of Trustees at Lehigh University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.


Ms. Stacom serves Cushman & Wakefield as an Executive Vice Chairman. During her 32-year career, Ms. Stacom has been responsible for executing in excess of 40 million square feet and some of the largest and most complex leasing, sales and corporate finance transactions. Most recently, as exclusive leasing agent for One World Trade Center, one of the world’s most iconic office buildings, she secured media giant Conde Nast as the anchor tenant for its 1, 200,000 sf headquarters. Ms. Stacom has managed and leased Class A office space for some of the most prominent owners and investors of real estate in New York. Among them are SL Green, Morgan Stanley, RXR Realty, Paramount Group, Sheldon Solow, The Prudential Insurance Co., Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, , Glorious Sun, Simone Development Companies, Landis/Normandy, L&L Holding Company and RREEF.

Ms. Stacom is best known by her clients for her creativity, exceptional service and ability to structure unique transactions. She has represented a cadre of high-profile tenants both nationally and globally including Lazard Freres & Co. LLC on its 448,572 square foot corporate headquarters lease at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Bank of America, The Bank of New York (BNY Mellon), Colgate-Palmolive Company, J. & W. Seligman & Company, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNS), Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Remy Cointreau, USA, and Expedia, Inc.