Drew Nieman is an Executive Vice President in CBRE Chicago’s Agency Leasing group, joining the firm after the 2014 acquisition of U.S. Equities Realty. An industry veteran with extensive local and international experience, Drew brings substantial expertise with large-scale downtown office leasing to his role. A three-time recipient of the Chicago Office Broker of the Year award, Drew’s career includes some of the largest and highest-profile anchor tenant transactions completed in downtown Chicago.
During Drew’s tenure with U.S. Equities, he focused on expanding the firm’s office building leasing portfolio, directing leasing activity at a number of the most prominent properties in its portfolio, including Willis Tower, 515 North State and a new office tower at 150 North Riverside.
Prior to joining U.S. Equities Realty, Drew served as a Principal at Colliers International, leading the downtown Chicago leasing practice. Before joining Colliers, Drew spent 27 years at The John Buck Company, 17 years as Principal. While leading The John Buck Company’s leasing group, Drew oversaw more than 6.5 million square feet of office transactions. His experience also includes relocating to Abu Dhabi, UAE for over two years, serving as Executive Director of leasing for two million square feet of office space at Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi’s new CBD.