People: Amanda Eastwick, Makenna Backstrom join Cushman & Wakefield

Amanda Eastwick, left, and Makenna Backstrom.

Amanda Eastwick, left, and Makenna Backstrom. Courtesy Photos

Cushman & Wakefield announced this month the additions of Nevada natives Amanda Eastwick, CCIM, and Makenna Backstrom to the firm’s office in Reno.

Eastwick, a Senior Associate, brings more than 18 years of real estate industry experience and serves as team lead, while Backstrom brings over five years of experience and will serve as a junior broker to Eastwick, according to a March 1 press release from the company.

Both previously worked at SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates in Reno.

“We’re excited to welcome this team of highly talented professionals to our Reno office,” Christina Roush, Cushman & Wakefield’s Managing Principal of Nevada, said in a statement. “Our Reno team has consistently been involved in many of the region’s most significant industrial transactions, including during and in response to the pandemic. This experienced, established team of Amanda Eastwick and Makenna Backstrom will enhance our Reno presence and help us continue to build on our growth and services in the Reno market.”

Eastwick and Backstrom have spent their whole careers working in Northern Nevada. At SVN, Eastwick worked as a Senior Advisor the past seven years. Her career experience includes working at boutique firm John Dermody Ventures, Reno Property Management and Silverado Homes. She holds a CCIM designation and was recently accepted within the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) as a Member Associate, working towards her designation.

Backstrom was a Brokerage Coordinator at SVN supporting Eastwick. She previously worked for a local property management firm. Backstrom graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing.

“Our move to Cushman & Wakefield will allow Makenna and I a prime opportunity to provide our clients with superior services across the board,” Eastwick said in a statement. “We were drawn to the firm’s exceptional talent and full-service platform, both at the local as well as global level and which we will be able to take advantage to bolster our Teams’ business. We are looking forward to working and collaborating with our new colleagues.”


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