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Ted Gates

Vice President

Ted Gates Vice President
Oak Brook 700 Commerce Dr
Suite 450
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Professional Experience


Ted Gates is a Vice President in CBRE Chicago’s Brokerage Services Group. In this role, Ted represents corporate occupiers and landlords of industrial real estate on-site selection, lease negotiations, build-to-suits, surplus property dispositions and sale-leaseback advisory. He works with occupier’s operations, logistics, and management teams to drive efficiencies. Ted concentrates in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

Ted has unique experience working with companies who utilize rail. He understands the complexity of the rail network, the differences in providers, and the efficiencies rail offers to the end user which ultimately drive cost savings to the client.

Since joining CBRE, Ted has completed over 100 deals totaling over 6 million square feet. Ted’s thoughtful, energetic, and detailed oriented approach allow him to deliver the best results to his clients

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Indiana Real Estate Broker

Significant Transactions


 Client  Square Feet  Transaction Type
 Scotts Lawns Care  1,300,000 SF  Lease/Channahon, IL
 Frain Industries  850,000 SF  Sale/West Chicago, IL
 R.R. Donnelley  420,000 SF  Lease/Woodridge, IL
 Hubbell Lighting  210,000 SF  Lease/Aurora, IL
 Sierra Forest Products  145,000 SF  Lease/West Chicago, IL
 In the Swim  125,000 SF  Lease/West Chicago, IL
 A.Lava and Sons  115,000 SF  Lease/Chicago, IL
 Honey Well  11,360 SF  Lease/St. Charles, IL
 Ryder  110,000 SF  Lease/Aurora, IL
 AJ Oster  85,000 SF  Lease/Parsippany, NJ
 Rab Lighting   85,000 SF  Lease/Aurora, IL
 Buckeye Diamond  75,000 SF  Lease/Bolingbrook, IL
 American Excelsior  65,000 SF  Lease/West Chicago, IL
 Pitney Bowes  52,000 SF  Lease/Elk Grove Village, IL


  • Trinity College (Hartford, CT), Bachelor of Political Science

Clients Represented

  • Wise Plastics
  • Ryder
  • R.R. Donnelley
  • Glanbia
  • Consolidated Container
  • Batavia Land Company
  • DCT Industrial
  • Exeter
Ted Gates Vice President
Oak Brook 700 Commerce Dr
Suite 450
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Available Properties