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Cal Wessman

Executive Vice President

Cal Wessman

Executive Vice President
+1 312 8617827
+1 312 9351480

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400

Professional Experience

Cal Wessman serves as an Executive Vice President within CBRE Chicago's Tenant Representation practice. He specializes in large, complex transactions requiring intricate strategic planning. Through his keen negotiation skills, Cal consistently delivers highly favorable and aggressive lease terms to his clients. Cal’s process of focusing first on a client’s business objective and then on creating flexibility, while increasing profits, has positioned him as a leader in the Chicago market.

Cal has completed some of Chicago’s largest lease transactions including major leases for Motorola Mobility, CDW, Google, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Fifth Third Bank, Healthcare Service Corporation, Bankers Life, The Art Institute of Chicago and RREEF.

Throughout his 27-year career, Cal has earned numerous accolades including: Crain’s Chicago Business Office Broker of the Year in 2003, and finalist positions in 2005 and 2007, NAIOP Downtown Office Transaction of the Year Award in 2000 and finalist positions in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013.

Cal is a member of the Board of Directors for Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) and on the Board of Directors for The Center For Enriched Living, a non-profit organization.

Achievements


  • Crain’s Chicago Business “Office Broker of the Year” – 2003

  • Crain’s Chicago Business “Office Broker of the Year” – 2007 Finalist

  • Crain’s Chicago Business “Office Broker of the Year” – 2005 Finalist

  • NAIOP Downtown Chicago Office Transaction of the Year – 2000

  • NAIOP Downtown Chicago Office Transaction of the Year – 2013, 2012, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 Finalist

  • NAIOP Suburban Chicago Office Transaction of the Year - 2001 Finalist

  • Coldwell Colbert Circle – Top 3% of Sales Professionals – 2003, 2005 and 2007

  • CBRE - Chicago Circle – 1998-2012

  • CBRE- #1 in Client Service Evaluations - Corporate Services Group 

  • CBRE - #1 Producer - Corporate Services Group​


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Board of Directors – COLBA
  • Board of Directors – The Center for Enriched Living, Riverwoods, IL

Education



  • University ​of Illinois, Bachelor of Science, Finance​

Clients 

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Bankers Life & Casualty Company
  • Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott
  • Blackman Kallick
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • CDW Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Google
  • Grippo & Elden
  • Infinity Broadcasting
  • Motorola Mobility
  • North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
  • RREEF
  • Viacom​

Recent Client Transactions

  • Motorola Mobility | 604,000 SF | Relocation
  • CDW Corporation | 513,000 SF | Warehouse
  • CDW Corporation | 290,000 SF | Consolidation
  • Bankers Life & Casualty Company | 225,000 SF | Consolidation
  • Fifth Third Bank | 218,000 SF | Lease Renegotiation 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association | 214,000 SF | Lease Renegotiation 
  • Health Care Service Corporation | 202,000 SF | Renewal & Expansion 
  • Peterson Worldwide | 200,000 SF | Portfolio

Cal Wessman

Executive Vice President
+1 312 8617827
+1 312 9351480

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400