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Michael Whisler,CCIM

Senior Vice President

Michael Whisler Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Michael Whisler is a Senior Vice President with CBRE, specializing in the sale and lease of office buildings throughout the north and northwest suburban markets.  In this regard, he works closely with private and institutional ownership entities to maximize the value of their office properties.  His success is primarily due to his market knowledge and experience, and the ability to work closely with clients in establishing strategic plans consistent and complimentary with their goals, objectives and strategies.

With twenty years of commercial real estate experience representing virtually every type of property: office, flex, medical, and self storage, Michael's broad experience on the leasing/sale/management side of the real estate industry offers a perspective that incorporates client objectives under market characteristics.

Michael is committed to offering his clients value-added services by implementing a detailed real estate process and candid advice.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Illinois

  • Member CCIM Institute
  • Member Illinois CCIM Chapter
  • Member Chicago NAIOP Chapter


  • From 2004 through 2009, completed 300 transactions totaling over 4 million SF

  • Transactions include the following:
    • 293,000 SF office building disposition on behalf of Goldman
    • Sachs/Lincoln Property Company
      330,000 SF office building acquisition by Walgreen Company
    • 145,000 SF lease renewal with Allstate Insurance
    • 150,000 SF of medical/office building investment sales.
    •  85,000 SF B-T-S for lease with Eagle Test Systems
  • CBRE Chicago Circle Recognition – 2003 - 2007 


  • DePaul University - Bachelor of Commerce
  • Designation of CCIM by the CCIM Institute

Significant Assignments

  • 1603 Orrington, Evanston 358,000
  • ArborLake Center, Deerfield 205,000
  • Opus Landmark, Lake Forest 160,000
  • Bannockburn Corporate Center 202,000
  • Combined 400 202,000
  • Bannockburn Lakes, Bannockburn 300,000
  • Harmswood Office Center 90,000


    • Opus North Corporation
    • UBS
    • GE Real Estate 
    • Prudential Insurance Company
    • Walgreen Co.
    • Blackstone Real Estate Advisors
    • Panattoni Development
    • Invesco
    • Duke Realty Investments
    • Aladdin Knowledge
    • Friedman Corporation
    • Keystone Property Group
    • Catellus

    Michael Whisler Senior Vice President
    Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
    Suite 3400

    Available Properties