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Chandler Converse, Jr.

Managing Director

Chandler Converse, Jr.

Managing Director
Meet the Team
+1 216 6586113
+1 216 3636466

Cleveland

950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
+1 216 687 1800

Professional Experience

Chandler Converse is a highly respected 34-year veteran of the industry. Mr. Converse is widely credited with introducing multi-disciplined, analytical tenant representation services to the Cleveland market in 1988.  Mr. Converse currently co-heads the leadership of the North East Ohio Business for CBRE.

The former founding partner of Brandon Wiant Converse, Ltd. is also a recognized expert in strategic and complex law firm transactions. By combining a straightforward, factual approach and a thorough understanding of the commercial real estate business, he consistently yields the best transactions in the marketplace for his clients.
Prior to joining Brandon Wiant Converse, Chandler was president of the Ohio Valley Region for LaSalle Partners (formerly The Galbreath Company). Under his leadership, the Northeast Ohio operation grew from three to 35 people and became an industry leader in both tenant representation and property management and leasing. It was one of the Galbreath Company’s most profitable offices in the country. His responsibilities included running the entire Ohio business for LaSalle which consisted of over 20,000,000 sq. ft. of property management and leasing and over 500 employees. 
Chandler was a vice president at Cragin Lang where he built the firm’s Corporate Services Group. During his tenure, his group closed transactions valued in excess of $150 million, and before that, he began his career in New York City with The Edward S. Gordon Company.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Member of CBRE Law Firm Practice Group

Achievements


  • NAIOP “Office Broker of the Year” 2010
  • Columbus Board of Realtors Top Transaction Award 2010
  • Top 225 CBRE (2010, 2011, 2014)
  • Velsono Steering Committee Member + 100 Mile High Roller


    Education

  • Denison University
  • He is a licensed real estate sales person in the state of Ohio.

Partial Transaction List

  • Huntington Bank, 600,000 SF, Cleveland, Columbus & Pittsburgh Headquarters and Other Projects
  • Cuyahoga County, 429,000 SF, BTS & Sale of Multiple Properties
  • Jones Day, 410,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Confidential Client, 300,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Tucker Ellis & West LLP, 150,000 SF, Cleveland, OH; San Francisco, CA
  • Ulmer & Berne, 108,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Time Warner Cable, 100,000 SF, Various Locations
  • Penske, 75,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Dwellworks, 60,000 SF, Cleveland, OH - Detroit, MI Phoenix, AZ
  • Roetzel & Andress, 60,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • The Cleveland Foundation, 51,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, 50,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • GCA Services, 40,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Roetzel & Andress, 40,000 SF, Cleveland, OH; Orlando, FL
  • Cohen & Company, 35,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Towers Watson, 28,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • OM Group, 27,000 SF, Cleveland, OH 

Clients

  • Huntington Bank, 440,000 SF, Cleveland,  Columbus & Pittsburgh Headquarters and Other Projects
  • Jones Day, 410,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • JP Morgan Chase, 300,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Merrill Lynch, 300,000 SF, Throughout Ohio
  • Thompson Hine & Flory, LLP, 180,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Ulmer & Berne, 108,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Tucker Ellis & West, LLP, 108,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Time Warner Cable, 100,000 SF, Various Locations
  • Dwellworks, 60,000 SF, Cleveland, OH - Detroit, MI Phoenix, AZ
  • Roetzel & Andress, 60,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • The Cleveland Foundation, 51,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Weltman Weinberg Reis, 40,000 SF, Cincinnati, OH
  • Osborn Engineering, 27,000 SF, Cleveland, OH.

Chandler Converse, Jr.

Managing Director
Meet the Team
+1 216 6586113
+1 216 3636466

Cleveland

950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
+1 216 687 1800

Available Properties