Arthur J. Mirante II is one of the most accomplished and prominent executives in the real estate industry.
Following a 20-year career as CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, in January 2005 Mr. Mirante assumed the position of President, Global Client Development to focus exclusively on working with the firm’s clients, expanding existing relationships and providing unparalleled and distinctive service. During his tenure as CEO, Cushman & Wakefield’s revenues increased from $100 million to $1 billion; the firm expanded from 60U.S. offices to 173 offices, including 100 outside the country; and the firm expanded its capabilities into Advisory and Corporate Services, and diversified its financial services expertise to include the multi-family sector.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Mirante has actively participated in some of the firm’s largest and most complex transactions, like the sale of the World Trade Center, the headquarters relocations of MasterCard International and The Guardian Life Insurance Company, the record $1.72 billion sale of 200 Park Avenue for Metropolitan Life in 2005, and the record $1.8 billion acquisition of 666 Fifth Avenue in 2007. He has also helped manage some of the firm’s most prolific and prestigious global accounts.
Mr. Mirante is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.S., Sociology, 1965) and St. John’s University Law School (J.D., 1968). He also holds an honorary degree, Doctor of Human Letters, from St. John’s University.
Mr. Mirante is an active member of the community, serving on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations and cultural institutions, including St. John’s University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, The National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, HELP USA, Futures in Education Endowment and The Metropolitan Club.
Mr. Mirante has been honored by many community and cultural institutions, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, St. John’s University, and The College of the Holy Cross. The Arts & Business Council named Mr. Mirante Business Volunteer of the Year in 2003, and he and his wife, Elizabeth, were honored by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater for their efforts in securing a new headquarters for Ailey’s world famous dance ensemble.
In 2002, Mr. Mirante was honored by Barcelona Meeting Point (BMP), the leading European real estate exhibition and symposium, which named him the “Best International Real Estate Professional”. In addition, Mr. Mirante serves on the Advisory Board of a public India Real Estate Investment Fund known as Trikona Trinity Capital and is a Founder, Shareholder and Member of the Board of a newly formed Community Bank in Livingston, New Jersey known as Regal Bank.