CBRE to Open Leading-Edge Suburban Office

CBRE has announced that it will bring its highly successful Workplace360 initiative to the Chicago suburbs with the opening of a new, state-of-the-art 45,000-square-foot office in Oak Brook, Ill.

The move will bring together all of CBRE’s suburban employees under one roof in an effort to foster increased collaboration, improve productivity, better serve its clients and establish a world-class work environment aimed at recruiting and retaining the firm’s industry-leading talent.

The new office will be located on the top two floors of Oak Brook Pointe (700 Commerce Drive), where the firm currently leases 20,243 square feet. The new 45,000-square-foot space will also accommodate employees previously based at the firm’s Schaumburg (20 N. Martingale) and Bannockburn offices.

“We are excited for the collaborative culture our new office will create for our employees and for the opportunity to demonstrate a new way of working to our clients and the broader business community in suburban Chicago,” said Bill Wright, a CBRE managing director and co-project lead.

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CBRE Recognized with Three NAIOP Awards for Excellence



We are proud to announce that three CBRE projects were recognized at The 2016 NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence.

Congratulations to the brokers below for being recognized by their peers for outstanding deals in 2016.

Broker Transaction of the Year – Downtown Office
McDonald’s at 1045 W. Randolph, Chicago
Tenant/Buyer Brokers: Todd Lippman, David Tropp & James Whalen

Broker Transaction of the Year – Industrial
Mars/Wrigley at 4005 Cedar Drive, Joliet
Tenant/Buyer Brokers: Traci Buckingham Payette & Michael Mullady

Office Development of the Year
150 N. Riverside, Chicago
Developer: Riverside Investment & Development
Leasing Brokers: Drew Nieman & Christy Domin

Congratulations again to our winners and all of our 10 finalists!

To see the complete list of winners, visit NAIOP’s award page.

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3Q16 Industrial Video

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CBRE Chicago Named a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune

For the ftwp_chicago_portrait_2016_awirst time, CBRE Chicago has been named one of the city’s top workplaces by the Chicago Tribune.

Thousands of companies submitted for this designation and less than 5 percent were recognized including just 24 others in the “large companies” category.

More than 1,000 CBRE Chicago employees took the time to complete the Tribune’s email survey based solely on employee feedback.

“This is a tremendous achievement that speaks to the hard work and dedication of all of our employees in the Chicago area and yet is another example of the progress we’re making in becoming a truly world-class organization,” said Chris Connelly, President of the Midwest Division, CBRE.

The Chicago Tribune describes a top workplace as an organization that is successful because its employees enjoy their work, embrace their mission and feel like valued teammates.

Thank you to all of our employees for making CBRE one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces!

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CBRE Cares & Women’s Networking Forum Hosts BuildDay 2016


We had over 120 CBRE employees support this year’s BuildDay, both from the local offices and Women’s Networking Forum participants from across the country.

Volunteers worked on projects at the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago’s Northside neighborhood. The shelter, which is part of the Cornerstone Community Outreach nonprofit, supports families of all types, offering shelter and services to mothers with children, as well as fathers, and families with teens. Sylvia Family Shelter serves more than 130 single-parent, two-parent and intergenerational families. It is also one of the few homeless shelters in Chicago that allows fathers to remain with their children.

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Chicago Q3 Office Overview

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Winter Is Coming: Is Your Shopping Center Ready?

Just as many Chicagoans break out their parkas and tune-up their snow blowers in time for the upcoming winter season, retail property owners and managers must plan for the next #Snowpocalypse.

Retail properties are accessible to the general public nearly 24/7, putting constant pressure on property owners and managers to provide service and avoid winter emergencies that could disrupt tenants and their customers. Continue reading

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