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Fast Start for Clark Finney '06

Clark Finney, a 2006 graduate of Washington and Lee, with a degree in business administration and two years on the Generals’ lacrosse team, has just received the prestigious Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

Clark, an associate with Cushman & Wakefield, received the award on March 2 at the REBNY Members’ Luncheon.  He receives a one-year seat on the REBNY Board of Governors and becomes a lifetime member in REBNY’s Circle of Winners group, which meets four times a year for a private dinner. The award was created to recognize current and potential professional achievement in a young commercial salesperson new to the industry, as well as to recognize “high moral character and ethical professional behavior.”

Clark’s honor led to a significant feature story in the New York Observer, which began by recounting his first big deal in commercial real estate — a sublease for a 4,500-square-foot space on Broadway on behalf of a hedge fund. In less than three years with Cushman & Wakefield, Clark has been credited with playing a key role in completing approximately 335,000 square feet of lease transactions.

When he’s not closing big real estate deals, Clark is working on behalf of the charity he co-founded, The Adeona Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that has raised more than $250,00 for underprivileged children in New York City.

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