We are passionate retail experts

Chicago offers one of the most diverse and dynamic retail environments in the world, ranging from world-class high streets such as Michigan Avenue to the emerging neighborhoods of Fulton Market, Southport and the South Loop, as well as long-established suburbs like Oak Brook, Naperville, Schaumburg and Evanston – the Chicago region provides opportunities for retailers of all types and sizes. 
To meet this demand, CBRE offers a comprehensive, full-service partnership, covering tenant representation, leasing and investment sales, as well as property and project management.  Our platform and professionals combine to deliver the experience, strategic initiatives and innovative solutions that consistently allow our clients to succeed in the Chicago market.
Our professionals leverage deep connections within the Windy City, across our national and global platform, and are backed by industry-leading research, market intelligence, technology and transaction data, allowing them to stay ahead of market trends and consistently deliver best-in-class results.
Whether you’re a retailer, restaurateur, investor, owner or developer, connect with us and discover how we can transform your retail real estate into real advantage. 

Our Services

Our unsurpassed market intelligence affords us the ability to locate available space, negotiate the best transaction and deliver the best outcome.
At CBRE we partner with our ownership clients to maximize the value of their assets, whether it’s a single market property or a multi-market portfolio.
Applying data science to improve location decisions, utilizing analytics and forecasting models to bring deep performance insight.
CBRE Supply Chain Advisory helps clients solve complex business problems and build distinct advantage through supply chain transformations.
We provide unbiased advice, analysis, and execution capabilities for alternative capital solutions for corporately owned and occupied real estate.
If you need to dispose of a current location or renew a lease, no one is better able to help you succeed than CBRE.
We manage buildings, assets, suppliers and people to achieve our clients’ highest possible ROI. By delivering unmatched value through single-source accountability, streamlined operations and partnered purchasing, we reduce costs, enhance uptime and drive workplace experience for our clients.
As the largest global provider of Lease Administration services, responsible for almost 200,000 leases annually, we create value through portfolio analytics, process implementation, desktop audits, savings initiatives, compliance, systems knowledge, and portfolio and asset-level reporting.
The CBRE|Skye Retail Project Management team opens over 2500+ stores each year throughout the Americas.
We help building owners optimize the value of their assets by maximizing operational performance and enriching tenant experiences through innovative management, cutting-edge technology and unique amenities
We provide comprehensive valuation, advisory and assessment services, combining specialized expertise with premier data and technologies to deliver industry-leading analyses.
An insight-driven, experience-focused strategy and design group. 

Tenant Representation

Local Experts

The Five F's of Retail

Joe Parrott, Brendan Reedy and Derrick Almassy discuss fitness, food fashion, furniture and fun in retail.

The Evolution of Retail: The e-commerce effect - myth vs. reality

A lot has been made of the rise of e-commerce, but as consumers change their shopping practices, brick-and-mortar stores are evolving to meet new demands, deliver new services and enhance the shopping experience.

Is Fulton Market Ready to Take Off?

Todd Siegel and Keely Polczynski discuss Fulton Market's past, present and future. 

Chicago Offices


Global reach and the capability to serve retailers, investors, owners and developers across all retail environments