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Lauren Brightwell


Project Management

Lauren Brightwell Director
Project Management
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience

As a Director of Project Management in downtown Chicago, Lauren Brightwell is responsible for managing all facets of Occupier projects and delivery of services, including: transaction and lease negotiation support, planning, design and construction coordination, furniture and equipment procurement.  Her 20 + years of experience in the architecture, design and construction industry, contribute to the strength of the Project Management Group. With a focus on client communications, customer service, relationship management and project reporting, Many of Lauren’s clients have been long term clients, proving she is a trusted professional.

Prior to joining CBRE, Lauren worked in the Chicago design industry as Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager at HOK and as a Designer and Associate Project Manager at Gensler. Lauren has worked on local as well as several national accounts for some of her clients on projects ranging in size, scope, complexity and various schedule constraints. She also can maintain her client’s business objectives, financial goals. Lauren’s project experience includes: creative, corporate, financial and technology firms, as well as healthcare and retail projects.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • HOK Interiors CoOp/Intern Program Manager Start Up, 2007-2012
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Awards: Project Manager of the Year Finalist, 2013
  • CBRE R.I.S.E Award Recipient, 2014



  • American University in London, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Significant Assignments

  • Essendant | Office Relocation | 198,000 SF | $4M
  • CBRE Chicago | Office Relocation | 65,000 SF | Confidential
  • GE Transportation | Office Relocation | 75,000 SF | Confidential
  • CIBC Bank | Phased Renovation & Restack | 107,000 SF | $18M
  • Avant | Office Relocation | 79,000 SF | $10M

Clients Represented

  • Allsteel
  • Avant
  • Baker Tilly
  • CIBC Bank (formerly The Private Bank)
  • Cisco
  • Essendant (formerly United Stationers)
  • Express Scripts
  • FirstMerit Bank
  • Gap
  • Fortune 100 Global Financial Services Firm
  • Macquarie
  • MillerCoors
  • MWH Global
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Tenth and Blake Beer Company
  • TreeHouse Foods
  • Trustwave Holdings
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Strata Marketing
  • Zurich Services America

Lauren Brightwell Director
Project Management
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654