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Todd Lippman

Vice Chairman

Todd Lippman Vice Chairman
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience


Todd Lippman is a Vice Chairman at CBRE, joining the firm following its merger with Insignia/ESG.  Formerly a Principal and Co-Founder of Goldie B. Wolfe & Co. and Executive Managing Director of Insignia/ESG’s Chicago brokerage operations, Mr. Lippman is a recognized expert in large, complex transactions. Combining a straightforward, factual approach and a thorough understanding of the commercial real estate business, he is able to consistently yield the best transactions in the marketplace for his clients. 


Widely respected by his peers within the Chicagoland brokerage community, Mr. Lippman was a member of Crain’s Chicago Business’s “40 Under 40” list, an annual look at the area’s top businessmen and women under the age of 40 (1999). Mr. Lippman was also the recipient of CBRE’s McCarthy Award in 2007, given to one outstanding professional with regard to ethical behavior in their dealing with clients and fellow employees while exemplifying professional excellence, integrity, knowledge, empathy, service and teamwork. Mr. Lippman led the team that represented KPMG in an office relocation assignment that won NAIOP’s Downtown Office Transaction of the Year in 2009.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • Board of Directors Executive Committee, Providence St. Mel
  • Board of Directors Executive Committee and Chairman of Building Committee, Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Member, Chicago Real Estate Board
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Chairman, Green Tie Ball
  • Lecturer, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Real Estate Division


Achievements


  • Recipient of Colbert Coldwell Circle Award: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Broker of the Year Award: 2009
  • NAIOP Downtown Office Transaction of the Year: 2009
  • CBRE’s Downtown Broker of the Year, Chicago: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Recipient of McCarthy Award: 2007
  • 10-Time Finalist for the Sun-Times/Greater Chicago Food Depository Broker of the  Year Award: 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
  • Insignia/ESG’s Broker of the Year, Midwest Region: 1998, 2000, 2002
  • Crain’s Chicago Business’s "40 Under 40": 1999


Education


  • Arizona State University, B.S. in Finance and Marketing


Significant Assignments


  • Rockwell Automation (international representation) | 16,000,000 SF
  • Allied Worldwide (SIRVA) (national representation) | 5,000,000 SF
  • Zenith Electronics (national representation) | 3,000,000 SF
  • Canon, USA (national representation) | 2,000,000 SF
  • Bridgestone/Firestone (national representation) | 2,000,000 SF
  • ABN AMRO ​| 1,300,000 SF
  • Edelman (international representation) | 1,600,000 SF
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks | 1,100,000 SF
  • Groupon (international representation) ​| 1,000,000 SF
  • Culligan (U.S. and Canada representation) | 1,000,000 SF
  • Sidley Austin LLP (Chicago) | 575,000 SF
  • RTC Industries | 500,000 SF
  • Mayer Brown (Chicago) | 358,000 SF
  • KPMG | 260,000 SF
  • Mayer Brown LLP (Washington, D.C.) | 243,000 SF
  • Gardner Carton & Douglas | 232,000 SF
  • Citadel | 225,000 SF
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | 215,000 SF
  • RTC Industries | 190,000 SF
  • Mayer Brown LLP (New York, NY) | 186,000 SF
  • Schiff Hardin & Waite | 163,000 SF
  • Chapman and Cutler | 160,000 SF
  • Ryerson Inc. | 157,000 SF
  • Latham & Watkins | 156,000 SF
  • Galileo International | 150,000 SF
  • Sara Lee Bakery | 150,000 SF
  • Dentons | 144,000 SF
  • Global Crossing | 135,000 SF
  • Lehman Brothers | 132,000 SF
  • ComPsych Corporation | 128,000 SF
  • Brinks Hofer | 125,000 SF
  • TD Waterhouse | 120,000 SF
  • Johns Manville | 119,000 SF
  • Perkins Coie | 118,000 SF
  • Dykema Gossett, LLC | 115,000 SF
  • Echo Global Logistics (national representation) | 107,000 SF
  • Seyfarth Shaw (New York, NY) | 100,000 SF
  • Verio, Inc. | 100,000 SF
  • Credit Suisse | 88,000 SF
  • MediaOcean (New York, NY) | 88,000 SF
  • Bain & Company | 87,000 SF
  • Barnes & Thornburg | 83,000 SF
  • Mittal Steel | 80,000 SF
  • WPP/Y&R | 76,000 SF
  • Nestle USA, Inc. | 75,000 SF
  • Seyfarth Shaw (Washington, D.C.) | 75,000 SF
  • Jenner & Block (New York, NY) | 75,000 SF
  • McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff | 75,000 SF
  • Bear Stearns & Co. | 65,000 SF
  • Howrey LLP | 61,000 SF


Clients


Throughout his career, Mr. Lippman has completed more than 50 million square feet in transactions and has earned the trust of clients spanning the consumer electronics, financial services, technology, professional services, food and beverage, automotive, and real estate industries.  He has represented some of the largest corporations in the world including:

  • ABN-AMRO
  • Allied Worldwide (SIRVA)
  • Aon
  • Bear Stearns & Co.
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Canon USA
  • CNA Insurance Companies
  • Edelman Public Relations
  • KPMG
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Mittal Steel
  • Oracle
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Sara Lee Bakery
  • WPP Group
  • Wrigley
  • Zenith Electronics Corporation


Mr. Lippman is the Regional Director of CBRE's Law Firm Advisory Group.  He has represented international, national and local law firms including:

  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • Bryan Cave
  • Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • Chapman & Cutler
  • Gardner Carton & Douglas
  • Howrey LLP
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
  • Schiff Hardin & Waite
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Sidley Austin LLP
Todd Lippman Vice Chairman
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400