Market Leader Hired to Manage Chicago Office
22 Aug, 2011, Chicago
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc. (C&W) announces the addition of Shawn Mobley as Executive Vice President, Market Leader. He is responsible for managing and leading C&W's Chicago offices located in downtown Chicago and Rosemont. Along with day-to-day operations, Mr. Mobley will also guide the continued growth of the firm?s services in the Chicago area.
One of Chicago's most successful commercial real estate executives, Mr. Mobley brings more than 20 years of experience to C&W. He was most recently President of Brokerage Services for the US with responsibility for more than 100 offices nationwide. Previously, Mr. Mobley served as Senior Vice President in the Corporate Solutions Group at Jones Lang LaSalle.
"Chicago has been identified as a growth market as part of our firm's global strategic plan and we are pleased to have Shawn Mobley join C&W to lead an increased concentration on our business platform and clients in this important market," said Jim Underhill, CEO of the Americas for Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
C&W recently announced the addition of Retail Brokerage Services to the Chicago office under Mr. Mobley's direction. The firm has also bolstered its presence during the past year in several other service lines, placing both national and global leadership within the Chicago offices. Greg Vorwaller, the CEO of Global Capital Markets for the firm, is based in the downtown Chicago office, while Jim Dieter leads the U.S. Industrial Brokerage Services group from C&W's Rosemont office. In addition, more than 30 professionals have been added to the various service lines within the Chicago offices during the past six months.
"Cushman & Wakefield's commitment to the Chicago market makes this a very challenging and attractive opportunity," said Mr. Mobley. "The expansion of services and depth of talent here at C&W will allow us to aggressively pursue market share, while continuing to build a solid base of leadership for the firm."
Mr. Mobley earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He is active in many industry and civic organizations including CoreNet, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Mobley is also a frequent speaker at local real estate events and served on the Economic Advisors Panel for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development. He completed the Chartered Financial Analysts program in 1997 and is a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of Illinois.