CB Richard Ellis has hired Cushman & Wakefield’s top retail leasing broker. Susan Kurland, who worked in C&W’s retail group since 1998, was the firm’s highest-grossing retail broker. Now, as executive vice president of CBRE’s tri-state retail services group, Kurland will work closely with CBRE senior vice president David LaPierre.

"When an opportunity arises to attract an accomplished professional of Susan’s talent and experience, we don’t hesitate to act," said Dean Shapiro, executive managing director. "Her decision to join us fortifies our retail practice, already the largest and most successful in Manhattan."

During her career in retail brokerage, Kurland arranged many high-profile transactions, including Sports Club/LA at Rockefeller Center, McKenzie-Childs on West 57th Street plus several deals for Wachovia Bank and H&M.