Gassaway Joins Cassidy Turley to Lead Carolinas

28-Year Industry Veteran to Oversee Charlotte and Raleigh Offices

Published on May 25, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., today announced that 28-year industry veteran Steven H. Gassaway will join the firm as Regional Managing Principal of the Carolinas, effective June 1.  Mr. Gassaway joins Cassidy Turley from CB Richard Ellis where he managed the Charlotte region of 250 employees including Brokerage, Capital Markets, Corporate Outsourcing and Property Management.

In his new capacity, Mr. Gassaway will be responsible for directing the growth, management and operations of the firm’s Charlotte and Raleigh offices.   Rob Cochran, who has served as the Managing Principal of Cassidy Turley’s Charlotte office for the past 13 years, will focus his efforts on leading the firm’s Capital Markets Group in the Carolinas. David Finger will continue as the Managing Principal of the Raleigh office. 

“Steve’s experience and reputation, in our industry and the region, is exactly what Cassidy Turley needs for continued growth in the Carolinas,” said Rob Cochran, Senior Managing Director and Capital Markets Leader in the Carolinas. “His track record in building full-service commercial real estate operations and teams will be invaluable to us.”

“We welcome Steve’s leadership as we build the Cassidy Turley brand across the Carolinas,” said David Finger, Managing Principal of the Raleigh office.  “With Steve joining us, our Raleigh and Charlotte professionals will have access to one of the best leaders in the industry, which will enhance our ability to deliver superior client service.”

Mr. Gassaway began his commercial real estate career with CB Richard Ellis’ Baltimore office in 1983. Since relocating to Charlotte in 1995, he has led the Charlotte office of two national commercial real estate firms, Trammell Crow Company and CB Richard Ellis. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration from Lehigh University.

“Under Steve’s leadership, we will strengthen and expand our service offerings to better serve our clients,” said Cassidy Turley President Joe Stettinius. “The Carolinas is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, making it a significant area for our expansion strategy.  As Charlotte continues to attract financial institutions and energy-related companies and Raleigh high technology and medical corporations, Cassidy Turley is poised for the growth opportunities in this region.”

Mr. Gassaway is a licensed real estate broker in North and South Carolina. In 2010, he served as President of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors.  He is currently an active office member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and a member of the board of directors for the Charlotte Regional Partnership. In civic circles, Mr. Gassaway is a volunteer and director on several area nonprofit boards. 

“I have been very impressed with what Cassidy Turley has accomplished to date, both nationally and regionally, and I’m looking forward to building on that momentum,” said Mr. Gassaway. 

 About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with 3,000 professionals in 60 offices nationwide. The company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $17 billion in 2010, manages 430 million square feet on behalf of private, institutional and corporate clients and supports over 25,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and occupiers with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. In 2010, the firm enhanced its global service delivery outside of North America through its partnership with GVA. Please visit for more information about Cassidy Turley.

Maureen Wheeler

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