Suzy Reingold, Cushman & Wakefield's chief operating officer, is suing the Manhattan real-estate giant for age and gender discrimination after it allegedly passed her over for a promotion.
On multiple occasions, C&W CEO of the Americas Jim Underhill
that the job of tri-state president "is yours," according the complaint.
Reingold herself suggested Lo Russo, then a broker with Vornado Realty Trust and chairman of the Young Men's/ Women's Real Estate Association, for a mid-level position.
An attorney, Reingold was hired in 2005 as executive managing director and supervised over 180 brokers and over 190 non-broker staff as head of the Midtown and Downtown.
The suit claims she
was paid $100,000 less than two men in Connecticut and New Jersey who each managed half the number of employees.
In 2008, she
was advised her
then new $300,000 salary would be reduced by 5 percent as part of company-wide cost cutting.
complained that violated her
was told to either quit or never bring it up again, according to the complaint.
is the largest private real-estate company in the world with 15,000 employees and 253 offices in 60 countries.
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