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Paul Sill

Senior Managing Director, Forum Analytics

Advisory and Transaction Services


Advisory & Transaction Services

Retail, Location Analytics

Paul Sill Senior Managing Director, Forum Analytics Global
Advisory & Transaction Services Retail, Location Analytics
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654


Paul Sill is Senior Managing Director and Global Retail Analytics Practice Leader at CBRE | Forum Analytics. As a subject matter expert in real estate analytics and geographic information systems, Mr. Sill  oversees retail predictive analytics within CBRE. 

In 2001, Mr. Sill founded Forum Analytics to build upon his experience combining complex analytics with cutting edge mapping technology. Forum has since introduced numerous industry-changing platforms, most notably the Strategic Integrated Mapping and Modeling System (SIMMS), Cannibalytics, and the VEXRAY site filtering module. Forum Analytics was acquired by CBRE in November 2015.

Through Forum Analytics, Mr. Sill partners with organizations in the retail, restaurant, consumer services, healthcare and financial services industries to provide comprehensive location intelligence solutions to help them take real estate collaboration to new levels and gain a competitive edge. With mission-critical analytics powered by proprietary advanced modeling and mapping tools, companies can enhance their enterprise-wide decision making.

Mr. Sill has built an impressive client retention rate through Forum Analytics, propelled by his philosophy of building partnerships with clients and by creating a world-class team of talented data scientists, programmers, and client managers. Based in Chicago, CBRE | Forum Analytics employs over 30 individuals dedicated to the science of real estate forecasting and planning.


    Paul Sill began his career in 1994 working in the real estate research department at Blockbuster Entertainment in Fort Lauderdale, FL helping to develop a sales forecasting tool in a geospatial environment during the peak of their global store expansion. From there he moved further into retail data mining at Sears Roebuck and Co. during the Softer-Side retail resurgence and developed a wide variety of forecasting models for a number of their off-mall concepts.

    Mr. Sill holds a Master of Science in Geography and was an Adjunct Professor of Geography at Northern Illinois University. He has taught retail analytic coursework at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and has spoken at numerous national conventions on retail and research related topics. 


    • Northern Illinois University, M.S. Geography
    • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, BA in Economic Geography


    • Verizon
    • Ace Hardware
    • Sears Hometown and Outlet
    • Sephora
    • Genuine Parts (NAPA)
    • CKE Restaurants
    • Gold's Gym

    Paul Sill Senior Managing Director, Forum Analytics Global
    Advisory & Transaction Services Retail, Location Analytics

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