Retail Brokerage Added to Boost Chicago Service Offerings
21 Jul, 2011, Chicago
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc. (C&W) announces the addition of Retail Brokerage Services to the expanding list of commercial real estate offerings provided by the firm's Chicago office. Meredith Oliver, Luke Molloy and Brent Wayburn, with a combined retail brokerage experience in the Chicago market of more than 25 years, have joined C&W to lead the new group.
"We are very excited to have a team that is able to provide retail expertise for both tenants and landlords in our Chicago office," said Matthew Winn, Senior Managing Director and U.S. Retail Services Leader. "These additions to C&W's retail platform will continue the growth of our urban and suburban retail initiatives throughout the U.S., allowing us to provide comprehensive brokerage services in the country's major markets."
Mr. Oliver joins C&W as a Senior Director. He was previously a principal with Metro Commercial Real Estate and brings more than 10 years of experience in the retail brokerage industry to C&W. Mr. Oliver has advised a variety of high-profile national and regional retailers and was awarded Starbuck's Broker of the Year in 2004. In addition, he has negotiated leases, purchase and sale agreements on behalf of numerous national and local landlords, developers and property owners. Mr. Oliver is a graduate of North Park University.
Mr. Molloy, a 12-year commercial real estate veteran, is also joining C&W as a Senior Director. He was previously an associate with Mid-America Real Estate Company, where he earned The Top Producer Award in both 2009 and 2010. Mr. Molloy specializes in tenant and landlord representation, specifically as it relates to strategies in challenging urban and suburban environments. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Mr. Wayburn, a Director, comes to C&W from Metro Commercial Real Estate, where he began his commercial real estate career in 2002. Most recently he was a Vice President with the company. Mr. Wayburn specializes in tenant representation and product leasing throughout the entire Chicago DMA, with an emphasis on restaurant representation. He was awarded Top Dealmaker by Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches in 2008. Mr. Wayburn graduated from the University of Michigan.
"Our commitment to building the strongest possible presence in Chicago, while aligning our offerings with the comprehensive services provided by C&W globally, made adding retail services a top priority," said Shawn Mobley, Executive Vice President and Market Leader for C&W in Chicago. "We are fortunate to attract such a successful and well-respected trio to begin our Retail Brokerage Services Group in Chicago."
Globally and throughout the U.S., C&W is a leader in Retail Brokerage Services. In 2010, C&W retail professionals completed more than 2,664 transactions in the U.S. totaling nearly 21 million square feet.