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Michael Vesper

Executive Vice President

Property Sales

Michael Vesper Executive Vice President
Property Sales
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Mike Vesper has 35 years of commercial real estate experience. Mr. Vesper is a member of the Investment Properties Institutional Group, concentrating in the sale of major CBD office equities and corporate portfolios in Chicago and other Midwest CBDs. Since joining CBRE in 1992, Mike has been involved as a key team member in over $2 billion of real estate transactions nationwide. Mr. Vesper’s background as Treasurer and CFO for two major real estate firms brings an institutional and ownership perspective to real estate transactions, as well as extensive capital market experience in the placement and structuring of both debt and equity. As an investment professional, Mr. Vesper and his team provide the full scope of advisory and brokerage services required for complex real estate transactions.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Vesper served as the Midwest CFO for Trammell Crow Company and as Treasurer of Homart Development Company.  Mike negotiated or participated in over 30 transactions, securing over $3 billion in debt or equity proceeds during his 14 year tenure at Homart.


Sale of Chicago FBI Division Officing Building
January 2009 - $170,000,000 - 429,728 SF

303 West Madison, Chicago, IL
October 2009 - $60,300,000 - 310,880 SF

  • Finalist for 2009 Crain’s Chicago Investment Broker of the Year
  • Winner of NAIOP 2009 Award for Excellence -
  • Downtown Office Investment Transaction of the Year
  • Finalist, NAIOP 2008 Award for Excellence - Downtown Office Investment Transaction of the Year
  • Winner, NAIOP Downtown Investment Transaction of the year – 2005, 2006
  • Five-time Finalist, NAIOP Award for Excellence
  • Chicago Circle Award - 1998 through 2005
  • Top 5 Downtown and Regional Ranking in 2002
  • Crain’s Chicago Investment Broker of the Year for 2002
  • Member of Institutional Group – 1999 through 2005
  • Top 100 National Ranking in 2002
  • Financial Services Top Achievement Awards – 1994 through 1997



  • J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern, Masters of Management 
  • DePaul University, B.S. in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Illinois State State Real Estate Broker License

Major Clients

  • Bank One
  • Broadway Partners
  • Boeing Aerospace Company
  • BP America
  • CBRE Investors
  • Development Resources, Inc.
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • Fifield Companies
  • GE Captial Real Estate
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harbor Group International
  • KBS Realty
  • Lincoln Property
  • LuriE Company
  • Manulife Financial
  • Morgan Stanley
  • McMorgan and Company
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Principal Real Estate Investors
  • Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • Pritzker Realty
  • TIAA
  • TIC Properties
  • Tishman Speyer
  • USAA
  • Walton Street Capital
  • Whitehall Funds
  • Zeller Realty Group


significant transactions

  • 303 West Madison, Chicago
  • Boeing Headquarters, Chicago
  • FBI Division HQ, Chicago
  • Pepsi HQ, Chicago
  • 550 West Washington, Chicago
  • 550 West Van Buren, Chicago
  • 550 West Adams, Chicago
  • 525 West Van Buren, Chicago
  • 300 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
  • 221 North LaSalle, Chicago
  • 200 West Jackson, Chicago
  • 120 South LaSalle, Chicago
  • 111 West Washington, Chicago
  • Bank One Plaza, Lexington
  • BP America Building, Cleveland
  • Chiquita Center, Cincinnati
  • First Indiana Plaza, Indianapolis
  • Firstar Center, Milwaukee
  • Metropolitan Square, St. Louis
  • Prudential Town Center, Detroit
Michael Vesper Executive Vice President
Property Sales
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400