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Dan Persa, Associate

Dan Persa

Vice President

Dan Persa Vice President
321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience

Dan Persa joined CBRE in 2014 as an Associate. Dan specializes in office tenant representation in the Chicago metropolitan area. With a focus on advising fast growing clients, Dan’s client-first approach has been an asset to those that are in need of implementing creative real estate strategies that allow for long term success. His additional responsibilities include the development and servicing of new and existing accounts. Widely respected by his peers at an early age, Dan was honored with the 2015 CBRE Chicago Rookie of the Year Award, an acknowledgement given to the top performing individual in their first year with CBRE. 

Prior to joining CBRE, Dan was a student-athlete at Northwestern University where he was a four year letterman on the football team. While at Northwestern, Dan was the starting quarterback and a two-time captain, four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, two-time All-Big Ten honoree, two-time team MVP, honorable mention All-America honoree, and a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award which honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Northwestern Alumni Association Committee 
  • Northwestern Gridiron Network 
  • Northwestern Football Alumni Player Mentors
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago Leadership Board Member
  • World Sport Chicago Associate Board
  • Chicago Leadership Alliance
  • CoreNet Global
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker


  • CBRE Rookie Of The Year Award-2015


  • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science, Communications

Significant Assignments

  • Northwestern University (multiple assignments)
  • Schiff Hardin – 181,000 SF
  • Glassdoor – 51,000 SF
  • NXT Capital – 42,000 SF
  • Equity Office Properties – 36,000 SF
  • Pinterest – 32,000 SF
  • Nitel – 32,000 SF
  • Sphera Solutions - 24,000 SF
  • CityBase – 15,000 SF
  • AST – 14,000 SF


  • NXT Capital
  • Equity Office Properties
  • Glassdoor
  • Athletico
  • W Partners
  • Tave Risk Management
  • Tanvas
  • Schiff Hardin
  • S2G Ventures
  • NuCurrent
  • No Limit Agency
  • Matlen Silver
  • Tapad
  • DHR International
  • Blinkfire Analytics

Dan Persa Vice President
321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Available Properties