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Jeff Desano, Alliance Director, FCA

Jeff Desano

Alliance Director, Stellantis

Global Workplace Solutions

Jeff Desano Alliance Director, Stellantis
Global Workplace Solutions
Detroit 2000 Town Center
Suite 2200
Southfield, MI 48075

Professional Experience

Jeff DeSano joined CBRE’s Global Corporate Services Group in 2007.  Based in Detroit his responsibilities as Alliance Director of the Chrysler account include strategic consulting, account management, transaction management, lease administration, valuation services, idle property management, portfolio administration and project management for their entire dealership portfolio.

For the past five years prior to joining CBRE, Jeff was a principal in a real estate development company.  Responsibilities included site selection, negotiations, financial analysis, financing, project management and disposition. 
For the first 21 years of his career, Jeff held several management positions at General Motors Corporation’s Worldwide Real Estate.  Responsibilities ranged from redevelopments, acquisitions and dispositions of all product types across the United States.   Completed 100+ projects while at GM (four million square feet).

Over Jeff’s long career, he has participated in over 250 dealership transactions valued in excess of $500 million dollars.  He has negotiated with hundreds of dealer principals and fully understands dealership real estate and network operations.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed broker, State of Michigan
  • Licensed builder, State of Michigan
  • Advisory Board Member CBRE Automotive Dealers Services Group 
  • Member of CBRE Retail Group
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Certified Commercial Investment (CCIM) training
  • CoreNet



  • Top “5” Detroit Professional  2009-2014
  • 2012 Top 10 Retail Professional Award - Central Region CBRE
  • 2012 Costar Power Broker Award
  • 2008 Service Excellence Award – Global Corporate Services


  • Oakland University, BS in Engineering
  • Wayne State University, MBA

Partial Transaction List


  • Closed 89 automotive dealerships across the United Stated valued at $257 Million
  • Closed 2 automotive dealerships in Japan valued at $8M
  • Purchased/Leased 49 properties for automotive dealerships with aggregated value in excess of $360 Million
  • Leased a 130,000 SF building in Manhattan, NY
  • Negotiated five economic incentives packages valued at $9.2 Million

    Automotive Dealer Leases/Site Control Agreements
  • Completed in excess of 150 automotive dealership leases across the United States
  • Completed 100+ site control agreements

    Clients Savings
  • Provided $40M+ in savings to clients


  • Stellantis
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Chrysler
  • Maserati
  • FIAT
  • Chrysler Capital
Jeff Desano Alliance Director, Stellantis
Global Workplace Solutions
Detroit 2000 Town Center
Suite 2200
Southfield, MI 48075