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Women in 

POWER

“10-Chandler demands the 
attention of a skilled brokerage 
team, and the Orcutt Grady  
team was the perfect match  
for this task.”

 

 

– AMR CERAN, Senior Director,  
EverWest Real Estate Partners

F

ull circle. That may 
be the best way to 
describe Jackie Orcutt’s 
commercial real estate 
career trajectory. A full 
decade since she first 
started with CBRE, 

Orcutt returned to the firm in 2016 as 
a First Vice President with its Industrial 
and Logistics Division after several 
years with another brokerage. “When 
I returned to the firm, I came back as 
a senior broker with my own book of 
business,” she says. “I was drawn to 
CBRE’s platform, global services and 
networking capabilities that I had 
not fully appreciated as an associate.” 

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 Orcutt specializes in institutional 

landlord and buyer representation, 
industrial and back office leasing and 
sales. Partnering with John Grady, who 
handles tenant representation, Orcutt 
continues to grow her client portfolio 
and add to her impressive five-year 
transaction tally totaling more than 11 
million square feet and valued at over 
$510 million.

BACKGROUND

After graduating cum laude from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors 
College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Bachelor 
of Arts in Psychology, Orcutt immediately turned to the CRE sector. 

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“It was an easy decision to get into commercial real estate having grown 
up around family members and friends in the industry,” Orcutt says. “They 
advised me to join a strong and established firm.” 

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 Orcutt interviewed with 

several teams in the industrial and retail sectors before accepting a position 
as marketing coordinator with a seasoned industrial team at CBRE. 

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She continues, “For me, it was less about the product and more about the 
culture and the opportunities I’d have to advance my career.”

 

EARLY YEARS

Early in her career at CBRE, Orcutt learned under the tutelage of long-time 
industry professionals Jerry McCormick and John Werstler. “They took me 
under their wings and nurtured my passion for industrial real estate,” she 
says. 

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 In her position, she made numerous connections and developed a 

great foundation. Those connections opened the door to an opportunity with 
a more institutional focus. In 2011, she joined Cushman & Wakefield as a 
junior associate alongside experts Bo Mills & Mark Detmer. 

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 The countless 

14-hour days kept the rising star on her toes, and prepared her for a big 
decision that was to come in 2013. Mills and Detmer were leaving the firm 
for competitor JLL to pursue the industrial capital markets space, so Orcutt 
decided it was the ideal time to enter the leasing space. 

SUCCESSES

 

Her decision to take the path less traveled quickly proved to be the right call, 
as Cushman & Wakefield recognized Orcutt with their National “Rising Star” 
award that very year. The wins continued with the industrial guru forming a 
collaboration with Grady, and the duo gaining market share across the Valley. 

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 One project Orcutt is particularly proud of is 10 Chandler, a ±552,000-SF 

Class A industrial/flex office park comprised of nine buildings in Chandler, 
Ariz. Orcutt and her team inked seven transactions and leased 25 percent of 
the property within 10 months of taking over the lease in February 2016. 

"You have to find the fire within you 
and make it your own."