Dan Lyne is a Senior Vice President within the Global Technology & Media Practice at CBRE, Inc.
A recognized leader in the Chicago business community, Dan represents tech, biotech and media companies, both large and small, on complex real estate transactions. His roster of clients includes: Spotify USA, Horizon Pharma, General Assembly, Modest LLC, Belly, Managed by Q, and Cards Against Humanity to name a few. Dan also represents some of Chicago’s premier owner/developers in bringing unique buildings and creative campuses to the market. As it is his passion, Dan has focused much of his career on addressing talent attraction via the need for transformational and world-class creative space.
Dan was a co-founder on the team that launched "1871" - a 75,000 square foot co-working center for digital startups located in Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart. Two years later, Dan helped guide the initial formation of MATTER, a 25,000 square foot co-working venture dedicated to entrepreneurs focused on healthcare innovation.
For nearly a decade with Chicago’s business development arm, World Business Chicago (WBC), Dan led the targeting and management of corporate relocation and expansion projects for domestic and globally based technology firms. During his tenure, WBC was repeatedly recognized and awarded as one of the top international organizations in its field.
Dan was recently appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to his Innovate Illinois Advisory Council, a key group of executives focused on advancing the economic growth strategy for the State of Illinois. Dan was also the founding Executive Director of ChicagoNEXT. Formed by WBC Chairman, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Founding Co-Chairman, J.B. Pritzker, ChicagoNEXT’s primary mission is to further Chicago’s commitment to its innovation, entrepreneurship and tech industries.
- Dan was named to the “Tech 50” list by Crain’s Chicago Business, recognizing leadership across Chicago’s landscape of tech entrepreneurs, hackers, investors and visionaries (2013)
- The Illinois Technology Association awarded Dan the 13th Annual “CityLIGHTS” Award in recognition for his collaborative support of the Illinois technology community (2012)