Sara Spicklemire is a Senior Vice President with CBRE in the downtown Chicago office. Named one of Real Estate Forum’s 50 Women of Influence nationally in 2015, Sara specializes in assisting multi-tenant office building owners and tenants in maximizing their real estate value through innovative leasing strategies. With a reputation of being extremely client-focused, Sara’s leadership, industry knowledge, and experience in Chicago’s real estate community make her one of the market’s top performers and an asset to our team.
Sara’ s work has been diverse. As an owner representative, her experience spans every asset class, from marquee properties such as 10 and 120 South Riverside Plaza, 515 N. State Street, 181 W. Madison Street to loft properties in River North and River West such as 225 W. Ohio Street and 910 W. Van Buren Street. Sara has also worked on unique redevelopments such as the repositioning of 300 E. Randolph Street following its’ bold 23-story, 900,000-square-foot vertical expansion. Additionally, she has worked with such notable companies as Miller Coors on successful sublease dispositions and firms like Health Care Services Corporation on comprehensive, strategic real estate plans for national portfolios.
Immediately prior to joining CBRE, Sara was with MB Real Estate as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Leasing Services. In 2014, she became the youngest professional and first female in the firm to hold such title; Sara also served as the youngest member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
For the past five years, she has served on the steering committee for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Awards and she has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than a decade.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Big Brothers Big Sisters – Volunteer
- Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) – Board Member
- Greater Chicago Food Depository – Real Estate Steerage Committee
- LEED Accredited Professional
- Licensed Illinois Real Estate Salesperson
- Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, Bachelor of Science with honors, Business Legal Studies and International Business, Pre-Dentistry
- AREA Partners
- Beacon Capital Partners
- Callahan Capital Properties
- Capital Properties
- CBRE Global Investors
- Centrum Properties
- Daymark Realty Advisors
- Downtown Properties
- Farbman Group
- Health Care Services Corporation
- Miller Coors
- R2 Companies
- United Investors
- Wirtz Realty Corporation
- Younan Properties