Kyle Kamin is a Vice Chairman in the Chicago Office of CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate firm. He has played an instrumental role in shaping the Chicago real estate landscape and is regarded as one of the preeminent real estate consultants in the country. He was named 40 Under 40 by Crain's Chicago Business, an annual look at Chicago's top business leaders under the age of 40, and he was recently the only real estate professional named in Crain's Tech 50 for being at the forefront of Chicago's technology scene.
In 2012, Kyle represented Motorola Mobility in their HQ relocation from Libertyville to the historic Merchandise Mart. Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared the deal “a Game Changer" as it solidified Chicago as the technology hub of the Midwest and contributed to the city's largest single employment influx ever.
In 2013, Kyle represented Google in what many consider to be the most transformational real estate deal in the history of Chicago. The project paved the way for the evolution of Fulton Market from a meat packing district to a thriving commercial and entertainment area, and extended Chicago’s central business district to west of the Kennedy Expressway. The economic impact of this project on Fulton Market has been estimated at over $15 billion. Since the inception of the submarket, Kyle has represented more than 50% of all tenant activity in Fulton Market.
In 2016 and 2019, Kyle represented Glassdoor in transactions that anchored the development of 1330 W Fulton and 1375 W Fulton which together extended Chicago’s CBD even further west to Ogden Avenue.
Kyle has managed more than 45 million square feet of real estate transactions across the globe valued at more than $20 billion. His clients include Accenture, Comcast, Edelman, Google, Horizon Therapeutics, KPMG, Northwestern University, Mondelez, Schiff Hardin, and Yelp; as well as several of the world's leading law firms, including Barnes & Thornburg, Jenner & Block, Latham & Watkins, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, Perkins Coie, Proskauer Rose, and Schiff Hardin.
Select Awards, Recognitions & Affiliations
- Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40" Recipient: 2012
- NAIOP Downtown Real Estate Transaction of the Year: 2009, 2013
- Crain’s Chicago Business Office Deal of the Year: 2013, 2014
- Crain’s Tech 50 Honoree: 2017
- Crain’s Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers
- B.A., Northwestern University
- Confidential, Big Four technology company
- Horizon Therapeutics
- Motorola Mobility
- Schiff Hardin
- Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
- Latham & Watkins
- Horizon Therapeutics
- Perkins Coie
- Barnes and Thornburg
- Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg