Georgina Cook
JULY 2022

Up Close with Georgina, Vice President of Brokerage

We sat down with our VP of Brokerage to discuss finding office space in NYC in today’s market.

It’s a tough time in the world right now with a lot of decision makers wondering how to get their employees back to the office.  Georgina – or George, or G, as we often call her – gives us the scoop.

George – Tell us a bit about your background in the commercial brokerage industry.

G: I fell into it by pure happenstance! I moved from Denver to NYC in July 2014 – without a job or many connections/friends in the city. Back in Denver, I was working with at-risk youth and obtained my Master’s Degree in Legal Administration from the University of Denver. My first job in New York was working the counter at NY’s best beer and cheese store – Malt & Mold! 

Needless to say, I was completely green when I entered the real estate industry. My first “real job” in NYC was with Boston Properties, working as an administrative assistant. This was an incredible opportunity for me, and I will always be so thankful for this experience, as it helped open doors for my career. After Boston Properties, I worked at CBRE & JLL, two of the largest brokerage firms globally, where I focused on landlord and tenant advisory. 

I started at Artisan in 2021 and feel so fortunate to be at a startup led by two powerful and inspiring women, surrounded by industry specialists in brokerage, design and build. 

What are you seeing in the market and how do you feel Artisan can be of help to decision makers?

G:  Companies are continuing to figure out their office needs, trying to find the right balance in terms of in the office full-time or a hybrid approach. There’s a range of needs in the market right now, from companies looking to grow, downsize, and/or reconfigure existing spaces. Artisan’s full-service advisory approach helps clients understand not only how much space they need, but also how to reconfigure existing spaces. Companies still need the right office to attract talent and develop a culture that is truly sustainable. So much of the workforce wants to physically be in the office, collaborating and engaging in mentorship opportunities – and that goes for both seasoned office workers and people who are just getting started.

If you’re reading this and you’re interested in meeting with our team, please fill out our quiz and we’ll be in touch soon to discuss your office needs!

Outside of real estate, what are a few things you enjoy? 

G: I am a perpetual tourist in my own city, and I’m constantly exploring new restaurants, museums and getting lost in the beauty of NYC’s diverse offerings. I love to run in Prospect Park (I ran the 2017 and 2021 NYC Marathons!) and getting out of the City to camp, hike and ski. I’ve recently started getting into pottery and just completed my third pottery course at BKLYN Clay – it’s been fun to learn a new hobby!