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Devin Tessmer

Senior Associate

Advisory & Transaction Services


Devin Tessmer Senior Associate
Advisory & Transaction Services Retail
Milwaukee 777 E Wisconsin Ave
Suite 3150
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Professional Experience

Devin Tessmer is a senior associate within the Retail Properties Group at CBRE. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Devin has an imbedded knowledge of the market. At a young age, and while working for the family business, he was attracted to the real estate industry. While pursuing a finance degree from UW-Whitewater, he interned with a local development firm. After graduating he worked in property management and transitioned into brokerage for another Milwaukee-based commercial real estate firm where he focused on retail, while also assisting with office and industrial transactions. 

Devin joined CBRE’s Milwaukee office in 2017 and brings more than seven years’ experience in retail, providing in depth insights into the market for his clients. He is responsible for local, regional and national tenant and landlord representation of retail properties within Wisconsin. He represents both buyers and sellers of retail assets, as well as conducts work with developers for various developments across the area. Additionally, Devin assists his clients with site selection, market tours and lease negotiations throughout Wisconsin and is also an integral part of the retail team’s new business development.

Devin works with his clients to identify their goals and negotiate the most favorable terms. He is well versed in negotiating many facets of a transaction supported by his experience representing both sides of a transaction. 


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Commercial Association of Realtors – Wisconsin (CARW)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Significant Transactions

  • CIM, Urban Air, 2440 E Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI - 66,550 SF
  • JAS 1619, LLC, Design Air, 1619 S 101 St, West Allis, WI - 40,400 SF
  • VEREIT, TJ Maxx, 4421 Dewey St, Manitowoc, WI - 22,504 SF
  • Oak Barrel Public House, 1033 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI - 17,500 SF
  • Racine Centre, Rainbow Apparel, 5201 Washington Ave, Racine, WI - 12,724 SF
  • Noby Wisconsin Real Estate, 13170 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI - 13,420 SF

Select Clients

  • Ace Properties
  • Baceline Investments
  • Baymark/BAART Programs
  • Community Medical Services
  • GNC
  • Hendricks Commercial Properties
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Interwest Capital
  • The Joint
  • The Lash Lounge
  • Medspeed
  • PJR Properties
  • Scooter’s Coffee
  • Shred415
  • Victra

Devin Tessmer Senior Associate
Advisory & Transaction Services Retail
Milwaukee 777 E Wisconsin Ave
Suite 3150
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Available Properties