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St. Louis CRE icon passes away

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Clarence “Turk” Turley, an icon in St. Louis real estate for 55 years, passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 89.

A Korean War Veteran, Turley returned from service to work with his father in commercial real estate and was instrumental in the creation and development of Turley Martin, the most powerful commercial real estate firm in St. Louis. The Turley Martin Company evolved into Cassidy Turley, and in 2015 the Cassidy Turley organization merged with Cushman & Wakefield.

Turk’s commitment to the St. Louis Community extended well beyond his retirement in 2008. He was also a staunch advocate for his clients and was a major contributor to the development of the company’s culture, treating everyone with respect and care. A great joke teller, Turk was committed to his friends and colleagues and will be remembered as a visionary leader with a dedication to a culture of success.

Cushman & Wakefield extended its condolences to Turk’s wife, Janet, and his three children, Steve, Jim and Sarah.