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Mark Cassata

Senior Vice President

Mark Cassata Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Mark Cassata is a Senior Vice President with CBRE's office occupier business in Downtown Chicago with 10 years of industry experience. He has been directly involved in over 2,500,000 SF in transactions with consideration in excess of $1.5B including some of the largest individual transactions in Downtown Chicago history. He takes a strategic approach to his clients’ transactions by leading with their individual needs and tailoring a corresponding real estate strategy. By systematically tracking the market more closely than anybody in Chicago, he ensures that his clients are in the best possible position with the believe that data and experience is a cornerstone to leverage creation.

Mark quickly became known as an industry leader and a source of key information on emerging market trends. He has been cited multiple times in Crain’s Chicago Business and he regularly leads CBRE’s meetings to discuss the market issues at hand and forecasts for Downtown Chicago.

Mark is among CBRE’s top producers and one of the youngest advisors to hold the Senior Vice President title at CBRE. 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • NAI MLG Commercial “Rookie of the Year”, 2010
  • In Business Magazine “40 Under 40” – 2011
  • CBRE Chicago Circle for Production – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • NAIOP Downtown Chicago Redevelopment of the Year Finalist – 2016
  • GCFD Downtown Chicago Transaction of the Year Winner – 2018
  • NAIOP Downtown Chicago Transaction of the Year Finalist – 2019 

Sponsorship and Philanthropy

  • City of Hope Cancer Research – Building Hope Board Founding Member and Co-Chair  
  • Chicago Help Initiative – Sponsor and Volunteer
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon – National Volunteer and Sponsor, Board of Governors 


  • Illinois State University – College of Business


Notable Transactions

  • Salesforce Tower Chicago at Wolf Point | 515,000 SF
  • Industrious | 230,000+ SF
  • Schiff Hardin | 168,000 SF
  • Barack Ferrazzano | 100,000 SF
  • Chicago Teacher's Union | 100,000 SF
  • YMCA of the USA (Headquarters) | 82,000 SF 
  • Harrison Street Real Estate Capital | 50,000 SF
  • Belvedere Trading | 58,000 SF
  • Textura Corporation | 50,000 SF
  • CSG Systems, Inc | 50,000 SF
  • Chuhak & Tecson | 50,000 SF
  • Cardinal Health | 40,000 SF
  • Merkle | 35,000 SF
  • Chicago Teacher's Pension Fund | 30,000 SF
  • Amli Residential | 30,000 SF
  • General Dynamics | 26,000 SF
  • Wolcott, Wood & Taylor | 20,000 SF
  • Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance | 20,000 SF 


Mark Cassata Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400