The Salt Lake City office of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce has added a new Operations Director and promoted Matt Lapis to Director of Research and GIS.

Both roles will strengthen support for the brokerage and property management businesses as the company continues to grow in Salt Lake City.

“As our team continues to grow, it is important to provide the operations and research support that will help our entire organization better serve our clients,” said Trigger Reital, Salt Lake City Market Leader, Cushman & Wakefield Commerce. “We are thrilled to have Jake join the team and are looking forward to working with Matt in his critical new role.”

As the new Operations Director, Bowman will collaborate with Business Leaders Reital and Molly Westbrook, vice president-Asset Services, to lead the operations of four Utah offices. He will manage commission processing, financial reporting, budgeting, revenue forecasting, review and management of all contracts, and ensure accuracy of Utah real estate licensing. In addition, he will be provide reporting, communication and implementation of new and/or updated Cushman & Wakefield programs and initiatives and act as the key liaison for HR, IT, Finance, and support staff functions. Cushman & Wakefield Commerce operates the Cushman & Wakefield business in Utah, Washington and Nevada.

Bowman brings a decade of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, including nine years as a healthcare administrator for the Veterans Health Administration, and seven years managing a private real estate and business portfolio. In addition, he has been responsible for chairing the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in the Arts, Healthcare Administration, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Additionally, Jake received Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. 

Liapis, the firm’s GIS leader since 2000, will now lead both the Research and GIS functions for the Utah offices. His teams are responsible for delivering in-depth market trends and reporting to the firm’s 65 Utah brokers and providing geographic information, including the design of all maps; management of all server-based GIS and leadership of the experienced team of five.