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Meredith Bell Frese, Transaction Manager

Meredith Bell Frese

Vice President

Meredith Bell Frese Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Meredith Bell Frese is a Vice President in CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services practice. Meredith takes a panoramic view of the real estate occupier experience, backed by a rare blend of transaction and change management skills. In this role, she focuses on strategy development, scenario analysis, workplace planning, technology integration and deal-making. With insightful problem-solving and positive energy, she helps her clients see new ways to get the most from their real estate. 

Over the past decade, Meredith has made an impact on several million square feet of space worldwide and brought more than $100 million in value-add savings to her clients. Within CBRE, she has led projects for Workplace360, a global initiative that is transforming the way employees work. As a result, more than 90% now feel more productive and engaged. 

Whether she’s working with a global client or a local business, Meredith can be trusted to think critically, challenge assumptions boldly and execute flawlessly. 

Press and Media

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Wisconsin School of Business Alumni Board 
  • CBRE Women’s Network — Chicago Steering Committee 
  • Bonfire — C1 Alumni
  • CoreNet — Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) candidate     


  • University of Wisconsin; Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Marketing

Significant Transactions

  • Bridgestone | Nashville, TN | 500,000 SF
  • United Airlines | Houston, TX | 240,000 SF
  • BazaarVoice | Austin, TX | 140,000 SF
  • State of Illinois | Chicago, IL | 400,000 SF
  • City of New York | | Portfolio Client | 11,000,000 SF
  • Marriott International Inc. | Portfolio Client | 2,000,000 SF
  • Change Healthcare | Portfolio Client | 3,000,000 SF
  • Morningstar, Inc. | Portfolio Client | 780,000 SF
  • American Express - Global Business Travel | Portfolio Client | 750,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • Morningstar
  • Change Healthcare
  • Marriott International
  • DHL
  • Bridgestone
  • United Airlines
  • BazaarVoice
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas

  • State of Illinois
  • American Express — Global Business Travel
  • Wells Fargo
  • Grant Thornton
  • HSBC
  • Nike
  • Union Bank
  • CBRE

Meredith Bell Frese Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400