Since joining CBRE in 2015, Phillip Golding has been recognized as an expert in both agency and occupier representation across Chicagoland and the greater United States. Along with his colleagues on the Chicago Urban Retail team, Mr. Golding has twice been named the Chicago “Retail Broker Of The Year” by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in 2018 and again in 2019. Mr. Golding has been cited for his transactional prowess in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business among other publications. Mr. Golding has been a consistent top performer in the Midwest region at CBRE and has been instrumental in such notable transactions as Primark at 35 North State Street, the redevelopment of Willis Tower and the Starbucks Roastery at 646 North Michigan Avenue, the largest Starbucks in the world. Mr. Golding assists institutional, national and local agency and occupier clients with their real estate needs and rollouts while bringing deep relationships and transactional expertise to his current role.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Golding spent three years as a Store Development Manager at Starbucks. He was responsible for all new stores, relocations and real estate strategy in Illinois and Wisconsin. Throughout his tenure with Starbucks, Mr. Golding oversaw the opening of over 100 new stores and coordinated all aspects of site selection, lease negotiation, design and construction. During this time, Mr. Golding reduced occupancy costs by over $7 million and helped to shape the evening and drive-through programs.
Mr. Golding’s previous experience also includes serving as Assistant Vice President at Bank of America, where he was responsible for managing the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch-owned and occupied office, retail and industrial space in New York City, Chicago and through various international markets. Mr. Golding played an integral role in the bank's sale of 540 West Madison in Chicago and 222 Broadway in New York City.