Bill Wright is a Managing Director at CBRE Chicago in Oakbrook with business-line responsibilities for our Retail Practice (Brokerage and Investment Properties) and Land Services Group.
Bill serves as a key member of CBRE’s Chicago Leadership Team, a group responsible for managing overall regional operations. As Managing Director, he oversees the retail professionals located in Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis as well as the regional Retail Investment practice. In addition, Bill utilizes the synergies between retail and land sales to give leadership to the Land Services Groups located throughout the region.
Bill began his real estate career at CBRE in August of 1998 as a research analyst in the Information Services Group and was promoted to Associate in the Retail Corporate Services Group in December of 1998 where he focused on retail tenant representation in the Chicago area. In 1999, Bill was part of a three person team that was recognized as the Chicago Sun Times Retail Broker of the Year and was promoted to National Accounts Manager for CBRE’s Retail Corporate Services. In 2002, Bill joined CBRE’s Investment Properties Group working with The Chicago Shopping Center Investment Team. During this time at CBRE, Bill completed the sale of over 4 million square feet of retail properties valued at nearly $500 million. Bill departed CBRE in the summer of 2007 to work for InSite Real Estate as Project Origination Director, and was responsible for new development projects from site selection thru construction. In October of 2010, Bill was recruited by Mid-America Real Estate Corporation to lead and grow their Net Lease Investment Sales Practice throughout the Midwest.