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Jeffrey W. Shell

Executive Vice President

Capital Markets

Jeffrey W. Shell Executive Vice President
Capital Markets
Detroit 2000 Town Center
Suite 2200
Southfield, MI 48075

Professional Experience

Mr. Shell is Executive Vice President and a national leader in CBRE’s Corporate Capital Markets. Corporate Capital Markets plays an integral role in both the Capital Markets and Global Corporate Services divisions of the company, providing capital markets advisory and execution expertise for planned and existing assets on behalf of corporate occupiers, developers and owners. Expertise resident within Corporate Capital Markets includes finance, accounting, capital markets, and development and construction, in order to solve for GAAP, tax, cash, regulatory, delivery, operations and other client objectives. The group provides advisory and execution proficiency on a full range of real estate and credit-based capital structures for single-tenant and corporate-owned properties, including sale/leasebacks, single-tenant investment sales, and credit-based financing using CTLs and synthetic leases.

Mr. Shell heads a Michigan-based team that has closed transactions representing approximately $16 billion in value across North America. For corporate occupiers, Mr. Shell and his team have structured and executed capital solutions for a wide range of corporate objectives on existing assets or build-to-suit projects and provided expertise on leasing teams for large lease transactions. Additionally, Mr. Shell has represented many of the nations’ leading developers and institutional owners for investment sales or finance of existing single-tenant projects or build-to-suits nationwide.

Mr. Shell is a member of CBRE’s Global Task Force on Lease Accounting, is active in various industry organizations, and has spoken at numerous industry forums on the topic of build-to-suit financing, lease accounting, single-tenant net-lease investment sales, and structured finance for real estate.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Shell was Executive Vice President and National Head of Corporate Finance for Grubb & Ellis from 2009 through 2011. Prior to that Mr. Shell spent sixteen years at Cushman & Wakefield, most recently as Executive Director in the Investment Banking division of Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group. Mr. Shell led Cushman & Wakefield’s Build-to-Suit Advisory Services practice and was a member of their Global Supply Chain Solutions group. Mr. Shell began his career in Chicago with a large commercial developer.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • ULI (Past)
  • Recipient of the Colbert Coldwell Circle Award (which recognizes the top three percent of commissioned salespeople at CBRE) in 2017


  • Michigan State University, BS combining Engineering and Business

2017-2019 Assignments

Closed Assignments with a value of over $3 Billion

Corporate Tenant Assignment Asset Value
Mercy Health Headquarters Investment Sale $85.5 Office/Ohio
INOVA Comcast Investment Sale $67.5 Office/Colorado
International Paper BTS Capital Advisory $18.3 Industrial/Ohio
Arrow Electronics Investment Sale $86.4 Office/Colorado
Cargill Meat Solutions BTS Capital Advisory $74.0 Office/Kansas
Riverside University Health System BTS Capital Advisory $195.3 Medical Office/California
Confidential Investment Sale $158.5 Office/Colorado
US National Archive & Record Admin Investment Sale $26.4 Warehouse/Pennsylvania
Bank of America Investment Sale $74.3 Office/Michigan
Charter Communications JV/Investment Sale $127.0 Office/Colorado
Confidential Consulting $92.0 Office/Texas
Illinois Science + Tech Park Investment Sale $50.0 Office/Illinois
Conoco Phillips Investment Sale $275.6 Office/Texas
McCormick & Company Consulting $140.2 Office/Maryland
Veritiv Investment Sale $9.7 Office/Texas
 DXC  Investment Sale  $125.0 Office/Texas 
 Conoco Phillips Acquisition Advisory   $250.0 Office/Texas  
 H+M JV/Investment Sale  $30.0   Industrial/Mississippi
 Oerlikon Investment Sale  $24.4  Industrial Office/Michigan 
 AbbVie  Large Lease Advisory  $154.0  Office/Illinois
 Anderson-DuBose Investment Sale   $39.7   Warehouse/Ohio
Marathon Oil  BTS Capital Advisory   $380.0  Office/Texas
McCormick & Company  BTS Capital Advisory  $182.0  Office/Maryland 
 Orbital Sciences Large Lease Advisory  $170.2   Office/Arizona
 Pinnacle Foods  Large Lease Advisory  $37.4 Industrial/Illinois 
 Valvoline HQ Investment Sale  $42.7  Office/Kentucky 
Bank of NY Mellon   Large Lease Advisory $52.7  Industrial/Massachusetts 
 Noble Energy HQ  Structured Lease Financing/Acquisition $135.2   Office/Texas
 Evonik Corp.  Capital Advisory /Acquisition  $75.0  Office, R&D/Pennsylvania
 Whirlpool  BTS Capital Advisory  $56.3  Office/Oklahoma

Jeffrey W. Shell Executive Vice President
Capital Markets
Detroit 2000 Town Center
Suite 2200
Southfield, MI 48075
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Colbert Coldwell Circle

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