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Bradley A. Serot

Vice Chairman

Bradley A. Serot Vice Chairman
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience

Brad Serot is a Vice Chairman with CBRE and leader of its Chicago Tech and Digital Media Practice group. His perseverance and leadership have largely established the firm’s tenant representation market share in downtown Chicago.

Since he joined CBRE in 2000, Brad has negotiated nearly $6 billion of transactions, in deals of 1,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet. His clients range from some of the largest financial services firms in the United States to the fastest-growing tech companies in the world.

Brad has a deep knowledge of the dynamic Chicago real estate market and strong ties within the city’s tech scene. As an active entrepreneur and angel investor, he is a powerful connector among his peers, with a firsthand understanding of the issues they face. To support them, he is a sponsor of Hyde Park Angels, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, as well as a speaker at major entrepreneurial events like Built In Chicago and Chicago Ideas Week.

With a clear view of both real estate and technology, Brad ensures his clients have the savvy and strategy to meet the challenges of growth, change and new workplace trends. 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Clean Energy Trust (CET) — Advisory Board Member
  • Commercial Real Estate Organization (CREO) 
  • Chicago Greater Food Depository — Board Member
  • AIDS Foundation of Chicago — Advisor

 

Achievements

 

  • Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” Recipient (2016)
  • Crain’s Chicago Business “Tech 50” Recipient (2016)
  • CBRE Top 225 Producer (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Colbert Coldwell Circle — CBRE Top 100 Producer (2009, 2012, 2016, 2018)
  • Downtown Top 10 Professionals (2006–2018)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Office Transaction of the Year — Gogo Inc. (2014)
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Office Transaction of the Year — Groupon (2012)
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Office Broker of the Year Finalist (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) 

 

Education

 

  • Miami University, Bachelor of Science

 

Major Transactions

 

  • Groupon | 1,500,000 SF
  • Salesforce | 512,000 SF
  • Wrigley Building | 500,000 SF
  • Outcome Health | 394,000 SF
  • Avant Credit Corporation | 252,000 SF
  • Gogo | 232,000 SF
  • Echo Global Logistics | 225,000 SF
  • Enova International Inc | 192,000 SF
  • USG (Industrial) | 190,000 SF
  • Fifth Third Bank | 178,000 SF
  • Relativity | 164,000 SF
  • Sprout Social | 128,000 SF
  • Ryerson Inc | 128,000 SF
  • AECOM Technology Corp | 104,000 SF
  • GoHealth | 94,000 SF
  • Velocity EHS | 91,000 SF
  • Mediaocean | 88,000 SF

 

Clients

 

  • Aids Foundation of Chicago
  • Avant Credit Corp
  • Barclays Capital
  • Bucketfeet
  • Built In Chicago
  • Credit Suisse
  • DeStefano & Partners
  • Dymas Capital Management
  • Echo Global Logistics
  • E.ON Climate Renewables
  • E*TRADE
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Fisher Kanaris, P.C.
  • Giuliani Capital Advisors
  • Gladius Capital
  • GoHealth
  • Greenhill & Co.
  • Groupon
  • HKS
  • Innerworkings
  • Jellyvision
  • kCura
  • K&L Gates
  • Lightbank
  • Mediaocean
  • Networked Insights
  • Nomura Securities International 
  • OCA Ventures
  • Origin Ventures
  • Outcome Health
  • Penton Media
  • Power Reviews
  • Quinnox
  • Real Tick
  • Riskonnect
  • Snapsheet
  • Sprout Social
  • Steelcase
  • The Warranty Group
  • William Blair & Company
  • Uptake
  • Trustwave
  • Velocity EHS
  • YCharts

Bradley A. Serot Vice Chairman
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
Colbert Coldwell Circle

Colbert Coldwell Circle

Our top 3% of producers, who exemplify our firm's tradition of integrity, exceptional performance and client service.