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Chandler Converse, Jr.

Managing Director

Chandler Converse, Jr. Managing Director
Cleveland, OH 950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113

Professional Experience

Chandler Converse is a highly respected veteran of the industry. Chandler is widely credited with introducing multi-disciplined, analytical tenant representation services to the Cleveland market in 1988.  Mr. Converse currently co-heads the leadership of the North East Ohio Business for CBRE.

The former founding partner of Brandon Wiant Converse, Ltd. is also a recognized expert in strategic and complex law firm transactions. By combining a straightforward, factual approach and a thorough understanding of the commercial real estate business, he consistently yields the best transactions in the marketplace for his clients.
Prior to joining Brandon Wiant Converse, Chandler was president of the Ohio Valley Region for LaSalle Partners (formerly The Galbreath Company). Under his leadership, the Northeast Ohio operation grew from three to 35 people and became an industry leader in both tenant representation and property management and leasing. It was one of the Galbreath Company’s most profitable offices in the country. His responsibilities included running the entire Ohio business for LaSalle which consisted of over 20,000,000 sq. ft. of property management and leasing and over 500 employees. 
Chandler was a vice president at Cragin Lang where he built the firm’s Corporate Services Group. During his tenure, his group closed transactions valued in excess of $150 million, and before that, he began his career in New York City with The Edward S. Gordon Company.

Professional Credentials & Education

  • Member of CBRE Law Firm Practice Group
  • NAIOP “Office Broker of the Year” 2010
  • Columbus Board of Realtors Top Transaction Award 2010
  • Top 225 CBRE (2010, 2011, 2014)
  • Velsono Steering Committee Member + 100 Mile High Roller     
  • Denison University
  • He is a licensed real estate sales person in the state of Ohio.


  • The Sherwin-William Company, 1,700,000 SF, Cleveland, OH - HQ & R&D
  • Huntington Bank, 600,000 SF, Cleveland, Columbus & Pittsburgh Headquarters and Other Projects
  • Cuyahoga County, 429,000 SF, BTS & Sale of Multiple Properties
  • Jones Day, 410,000 SF, Cleveland, OH 
  • Forest City, 150,000 SF, Cleveland, OH - HQ
  • Tucker Ellis & West LLP, 150,000 SF, Cleveland, OH; San Francisco, CA
  • Ulmer & Berne, 108,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Roetzel & Andress, 80,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Penske, 75,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Dwellworks, 60,000 SF, Cleveland, OH - Detroit, MI Phoenix, AZ
  • PwC, 50,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Hyster-Yale, 40,000 SF, Cleveland, OH 
  • HWH, 40,000 SF, Cleveland, OH 
  • Cohen & Company, 35,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Brouse McDowell, 31,000 SF, Cleveland, OH
  • Towers Watson, 28,000 SF, Cleveland, OH 
Chandler Converse, Jr. Managing Director
Cleveland, OH 950 Main Ave
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113