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Robert Brennan

Senior Vice President

Property Sales

Robert Brennan Senior Vice President
Property Sales
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Robert H. Brennan has been an investment advisor with CBRE since 1987. Mr. Brennan has over 30 years experience in commercial real estate specializing exclusively in the placement of traditional sale -leasebacks and ground sale leaseback equity investment offerings as well as existing single-tenant net lease and ground lease properties throughout North America. In 2001, he co-founded CBRE's National Sale Leaseback Group.

Mr. Brennan has completed investment transactions totaling over $2 billion in gross consideration during his career. In 2003, Mr. Brennan was promoted to Senior Vice President, one of the highest producer titles in the firm.
Mr. Brennan formerly served on the board of directors of two publicly traded companies, Oromin Explorations, Ltd. (TSE: OLE) as an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Q-Lotus Holdings, Inc. (OTC: QLTS) as independent director.  Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Brennan worked in the audit division of Peat, Marwick, Mitchel & Co (kna KPMG).


Prior to CBRE, Mr. Brennan was employed by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (nka "KPMG"), an international public accounting firm.

  • CBRE "Worldwide Team Award"
  • CBRE "Top 200 in the Americas"
  • Nominated for Investment Broker of the Year (Crain's Chicago Business)
  • Chicago Circle Member
  • Top 10 Ranking 
  • NAIOP's Suburban Office Investment Broker of the Year

Public Boards - Director Appointments:

      1.  Oromin Explorations, Ltd. (TSE: OLE) as independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee:  2005 to present
      2.  Q-Lotus Holdings, Inc. (OTC: QLTS) as independent director:  2010 to present



  • 1983: Graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a BBA in public accounting.
  • 1979: Graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep (Chicago)


Significant Assignments

  • First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
        Multiple Portfolios - National (7,000,000 SF)
  •     Bradley Associates
        Multiple Portfolios - National (5,000,000 SF)
  •     Rockwell Automation
        Portfolio Sale Leaseback - National (4,100,000 SF)
  •     Prudential Insurance Company
        7 Bldg. Portfolio - Multi-Market (1,845,518 SF)
  •     Ohio State Teachers
        18 Bldg. Net Leased Portfolio - Suburban Chicago (1,208,000 SF)
  •     Pearson PLC
        Net Leased - Indianapolis, IN (1,091,000 SF)
  •     USI Industries
        Net Leased - Harrisburg, PA (1,050,000 SF)
  •     Zurich Towers
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Chicago (808,000 SF)
  •     Rank PLC
        Net Leased - Little Rock, AK (721,000 SF)
  •     Sunrise Medical, Inc.
        Portfolio Sale Leaseback - Multi-Market (688,000 SF)
  •     AIC Ventures Portfolio
        Net Leased - National Portfolio (643,000 SF)
  •     Apollo Management
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Chicago (527,000 SF)
  •     John Hancock Life Ins. Co.
        Multiple Assignments - Midwest Region (470,000 SF)
  •     Burlington Industries
        Net Leased - Suburban Toronto (394,000 SF)
  •     Mark Andy Inc.
        Portfolio Sale Leaseback - Suburban St. Louis & Cincinnati (255,367 SF)
  •     Ace Hardware HQ
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Chicago (206,000 SF)
  •     Sapko International
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Milwaukee (186,000 SF)
  •     Lang Companies
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Milwaukee (147,000 SF)
  •     Dana Corporation
        Net Leased - South Bend, IN (137,000 SF)
  •     Aftermarket Technology
        Sale Leaseback - Oklahoma City (100,000 SF)
  •     Tri-Powder Coating
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Chicago (77,000 SF)
  •     Chicago Roll
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Chicago (43,000 SF)
  •     Seven Worldwide
        Sale Leaseback - Suburban Chicago (42,000 SF


  • Ace Hardware
  • AIC Ventures
  • AMB Property Corp.
  • American Real Estate Partners
  • Apollo Management
  • Ashley Capital
  • Audax Group
  • Bekins Van Lines
  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Bradley Associates
  • Burlington Industries
  • CenterPoint Properties
  • Edgewater Funds
  • First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Hampshire Management Group
  • Hancock Life Insurance Co.
  • Harcourt Brace Worldwide
  • Heitman Capital Management
  • HIG
  • Kolhberg & Co.
  • Laidlaw
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Madison Capital Partners
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
  • Morgenthaler Partners
  • National Equity Trust
  • New York Life Insurance Co.
  • Principal Capital Mgmt.
  • Prudential Insurance Co.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Sapko International
  • STAG Capital
  • State Farm Insurance Co.
  • State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
  • Sunrise Medical, Inc.
  • Zurich North America

Robert Brennan Senior Vice President
Property Sales