redirect pin user minus plus fax mobile-phone office-phone data envelope globe outlook retail close line-arrow-down solid-triangle-down facebook globe2 google hamburger line-arrow-left solid-triangle-left linkedin wechat play-btn line-arrow-right solid-triangle-right search twitter line-arrow-up solid-triangle-up calendar globe-americas globe-apac globe-emea external-link music picture paper pictures play gallery download rss-feed vcard
Jeff Desano, Alliance Director, FCA

Jeff Desano

Alliance Director, FCA

Jeff Desano

Alliance Director, FCA
+1 248 5121974
+1 586 6510013
+1 248 5122083

Detroit

2000 Town Center
Suite 2200
Southfield, MI 48075
+1 248 353 5400
+1 248 353 8134

Professional Experience

Jeff DeSano joined CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions in 2007.  Based in Detroit his responsibilities as Alliance Director of the Chrysler account include strategic consulting, account management, transaction management, lease administration, valuation services, idle property management, portfolio administration and project management for their entire dealership portfolio.

For the past five years prior to joining CBRE, Jeff was a principal in a real estate development company.  Responsibilities included site selection, negotiations, financial analysis, financing, project management and disposition.

For the first 21 years of his career, Jeff held several management positions at General Motors Corporation’s Worldwide Real Estate.  Responsibilities ranged from redevelopments, acquisitions and dispositions of all product types across the United States.   Completed 100+ projects while at GM (four million square feet).
Over Jeff’s long career, he has participated in over 200 dealership transactions valued in excess of $400 million dollars.  He has negotiated with hundreds of dealer principals and fully understands dealership real estate and network operations.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed broker, State of Michigan
  • Licensed builder, State of Michigan
  • Advisory Board Member CBRE Automotive Dealers Services Group 
  • Member of CBRE Retail Group
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Certified Commercial Investment (CCIM) training
  • CoreNet

Achievements


  • Top “5” Detroit Professional  2009-2014
  • 2012 Top 10 Retail Professional Award - Central Region CBRE
  • 2012 Costar Power Broker Award
  • 2008 Service Excellence Award – Global Corporte Services


    Education

  • Oakland University, BS in Engineering
  • Wayne State University, MBA


Partial Transaction List


Dispositions

  • Closed 79 automotive dealerships across the United Stated valued at $245 Million
  • Closed 2 automotive dealerships in Japan valued at $8M
Aqcuisitions
  • Purchased/Leased 30 properties for automotive dealerships with aggreated value in execess of $100 Million
  • Leased a 130,000 SF building in Manhattan, NY
  • Negotiated three economic incentives packages valued at $6.3 Million

    Automotive Dealer Leases/Site Control Agreements
  • Completed in excess of 150 automotive dealership leases across the United States
  • Completed 100+ site control agreements

    Clients Savings
  • Provided $40M+ in savings to clients


 Clients

  • Chrysler
  • FIAT 
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Maserati
  • Chrysler Financial

Jeff Desano

Alliance Director, FCA
+1 248 5121974
+1 586 6510013
+1 248 5122083

Detroit

2000 Town Center
Suite 2200
Southfield, MI 48075
+1 248 353 5400
+1 248 353 8134