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Bill Wright

Managing Director

Bill Wright Managing Director
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Bill Wright is Managing Director of CBRE’s Retail Advisory & Transaction Services group within the company’s 10-state Midwest Division. In this role, Bill oversees approximately 80 Retail leasing and sales professionals, working to ensure exceptional client outcomes and grow market share.

Based in CBRE’s Chicago office, Bill also serves as a key member of CBRE’s Chicagoland Leadership Team, a group responsible for managing the operational strategy of the firm’s local business in that market.

A former educator, Bill began his real estate career at CBRE in 1998 as a research analyst and was promoted to Associate in the Retail Corporate Services Group later that year. In 1999, Bill was promoted to National Accounts Manager for CBRE’s Retail Corporate Services Group assisting national retailers with their growth strategy. In 2002, he joined CBRE’s Investment Properties Group working with the National Retail Partners’ Chicago Team focusing on Private Client retail assets throughout the Midwest. 

Bill departed CBRE in 2007 to work for InSite Real Estate as Project Origination Director and was responsible for new development projects from site selection through construction. In 2010, Bill was recruited by Mid-America Real Estate Corp. to lead and grow their net-lease investment sales practice throughout the Midwest. He returned to CBRE in 2013 to lead the Retail Advisory & Transaction platform in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and his role was expanded to include oversight of the entire Midwest Division --- adding Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Michigan and Kentucky --- in early 2017.


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Illinois State Real Estate Broker License
  • Member- International Council of Shopping Centers (since 1999)
    • Illinois State Committee Member


  • Northeastern Illinois University, B.A.
Bill Wright Managing Director
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400