Melissa McNamara joins Cousins Properties in executive communications role

The Grant Partners, in collaboration with Cousins Properties, is pleased to announce that Melissa McNamara has been named Vice President of Corporate Communications at the Atlanta-based real estate investment trust. She’ll be responsible for developing and executing the communications and marketing strategy for Cousins Properties.

Melissa came to Cousins from Macquarie Group, where she served as senior vice president and the head of corporate communications in the Americas for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world’s largest alternative asset manager. She previously worked at Global Strategy Group, a public affairs firm, and in corporate communications at Accenture. Melissa began her career in journalism, and worked for several national media companies, including the New York Times and CNN.