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People news: Harkaway joins CBD Companies

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — CBD Companies announced that Harry P. Harkaway has joined the firm as director of real-estate services. 

CBD provides development, construction, leasing, and asset and property management services.

Harkaway has more than 30 years of commercial real-estate experience. He began his career with JMB Realty of Chicago, Illinois, where he worked in leasing and property management in Minneapolis and Syracuse. Harkaway later acted as area manager in Washington, D.C., directing transactions for more than 1 million square feet for seven properties.

In 1993, he became a partner with the Bell Group of Syracuse, where he served as a tenant representative assisting clients in lease negotiations, site selection, and commercial sales and acquisitions. From 2001-2003, he worked at Kidder, Mathews & Segner, a large Northwest commercial real-estate firm. In 2004, Harkaway returned to Central New York and joined the Pioneer Companies serving as senior VP of operations and leasing.

Harkaway has an MBA and received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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