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Scott Brandwein

Executive Vice President

Scott Brandwein

Executive Vice President
Global Workplace Solutions
+1 312 9351494
+1 312 9351880

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400

Professional Experience

Scott Brandwein has been an Executive Vice President at CBRE since its merger with Insignia/ESG in July 2003.  He is widely regarded as one of Chicago’s most experienced and successful commercial real estate brokers and consultants.  Since beginning his real estate career in 1979, he has been personally involved in more than 2,000 projects that span the range of commercial real estate,  including office and industrial tenant representation, land sales and assemblage, disposition of surplus properties, and a variety of agency, leasing and sale assignments He has participated in over 150 consulting engagements on behalf of users, developers, lenders, property owners, municipalities and economic development groups and has been a member of project teams on a variety of development projects, including business parks and speculative office buildings and industrial and retail developments.

Current responsibilities include CBRE Private Equity and Life Sciences Practice Groups in the Midwest Region and focusing on tenant representation.

Mr. Brandwein began his career with Frain Camins & Swartchild, 1979 where he became a Principal of the firm in 1981.  After holding a variety of positions within the company, including brokerage, research, consulting and agency leasing and sales, he became the Managing Partner in 1995.  Mr. Brandwein combines his knowledge of all of the different product types, consulting and brokerage background with an extensive general business background to develop solutions and strategies customized to each project. ​​

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Real Estate Committee Chairman, Illinois Biotech Organization
  • Board of Directors, LaSalle Street Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Treasurer, The Mid-Day Club
  • University of Illinois, Real Estate Program, Board of Advisors

Education

  • Mr. Brandwein earned a B.A in Marketing and Business Administration from The University of Illinois.


Significant Assignments

Mr. Brandwein emphasizes the use of detailed market and financial analyses coupled with a thorough understanding of a client's business plan and space requirements to develop appropriate solutions and negotiating strategies. A list of Mr. Brandwein's most significant assignments follows:

  • RR Donnelley: Acquisition and disposition of over 3 million square feet of industrial and office properties globally.
  • Fortune Brands: Acquisition and disposition of over 2 million SF of industrial and office properties globally during 2005.
  • Astellas (formerly Fujisawa):
    Expansion/renewal of Corporate Headquarters to 900,000 SF (multiple projects), in Deerfield, IL.
  • American Pharmaceutical Partners: The acquisition of over 700,000 SF of office, manufacturing, and R&D space globally. 
  • Zebra Technologies: Master corporate real estate and strategies plan for global portfolio of over 1.2 million SF.
  • Merck: 1.9 million SF multiple projects globally.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals: 600,000 SF multiple projects globally.

 

Clients 

  • Abraxis BioScience
  • American Pharmaceutical Partners
  • Applied Neurosolutions
  • Astellas
  • Beam Worldwide
  • Fortune Brands
  • Healthpoint DX
  • Integrated DNA
  • LTD
  • Merck
  • Midwest Bio Research

  • Polyera
  • RR Donnelley
  • Valent Bio Science
  • Zebra Technologies
 



Scott Brandwein

Executive Vice President
Global Workplace Solutions
+1 312 9351494
+1 312 9351880

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400