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Gerald P. Driessen

Vice President

Gerald P. Driessen

Vice President
+1 612 3364310
+1 612 3827526
+1 612 3364320

Minneapolis-St. Paul

800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
+1 952 924 4600
+1 952 831 8023

Professional Experience

Jerry Driessen is a Vice President specializing in office properties in the East Metro market.  His primary responsibilities include leasing and selling office space on behalf of institutional clients.  His focus is suburban and downtown office buildings over 30,000 square feet. Jerry also represents clients in their office space requirements.  He has been with CBRE since 1985, helping clients achieve their long term goals.

Prior to joining CBRE, Jerry worked at Paine Webber and Kidder Peabody, in their brokerage department and operations division respectively.



Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks
  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Saint Paul BOMA Brokers Group
  • Licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • CBRE Nonprofit Practice Group
  • CBRE Healthcare Leasing Group
  • Board of Directors - Driessen Water

Achievements


  • Rookie of the Year and Top Five 3rd and 4th quarter for the downtown office, 1990
  • Most Transactions, 1991
  • 2nd Most Transactions, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Most Transactions; WCCO Good Neighbor Award, 1995
  • Most Transactions, Century Club, 1996
  • Century Club, 1997, 1998, 1999  - financial performance
  • Navigator Award, 2004  - CBRE's higest personal performance award
  • Client Prospecting Award, 2005
  • Millennium Club, 2004, 2006 & 2009
  • BOMA office speaker in 2009, 2010 & 2011
  • Century Club, 1997, 1998, 1999  - financial performance
  • Navigator Award, 2004  - CBRE's higest personal performance award
  • Client Prospecting Award, 2005
  • Millennium Club, 2004, 2006 & 2009
  • BOMA office speaker in 2009, 2010 & 2011

Education


  • University of St. Thomas, B.A. in Financial Management with Economic Concentration

Significant Assignments

  • Successfully leased Long Lake Office Center to 97% occupancy twice.
  • Successfully leased Court International to 97% occupancy twice.
  • Successfully leased Mendota Corporate Centre from 40% to 87% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased Rice Street Business Center to 100% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased Interstate Corporate Center to 100% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased 3490 Lexington Avenue North to 100% occupancy twice
  • Successfully leased Gateway Corporate Center to 100% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased North Central Business Park to 90% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased Centre Pointe Business Park to 100% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased Atrium Office Building to 90% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased the St. Paul Building to 90% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased Rosedale Square Office Center to 100% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased Energy Park Place & Plaza to 90% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased 7000 Shady Oak to 100% occupancy.
  • Successfully leased 800 Transfer Road to 90% occupancy.
  • Successfully sold a 15 parcel land portfolio in Hennepin County.
  • Successfully sold Rice Street Business Center, Robert Office Plaza, 7000 Shady Oak, the DHL Building in Minneapolis, Roseville West, 1326 Energy Park Drive, The St. Paul Building, The Cornerkick Building, the DHL Building in Plymouth, 310 Clifton, Empire Builder Center, plus numerous others.

Clients

  • Farmers Insurance
  • US Bank

  • The Emily Program
  • Ryan Companies

  • CSM Corporation
  • Dennis Properties

  • Opus Corporation
  • Prudential

  • St. Paul Port Authority
  • RBC Wealth Management

  • Principal Financial
  • National Marrow Donor Program

  • Northwest Youth
  • Thrivent

  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • US Postal Services

  • Digital Realty
  • Minnesota Oncology

  • Hines


Gerald P. Driessen

Vice President
+1 612 3364310
+1 612 3827526
+1 612 3364320

Minneapolis-St. Paul

800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
+1 952 924 4600
+1 952 831 8023

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