Services

We provide commercial real estate services to help clients turn fixed assets into dynamic assets. We listen, respond and execute innovative solutions for investors and businesses of all sizes, turning ideas into action. Our real estate experts provide market knowledge, expertise and opportunities to help you create maximum value for your business, your investors or your employees.

Our range of services can help you in any stage of the real estate cycle. Contact us or select an option below to learn more

Investor Services

Our asset approach creates a unique package of services for each client—whether it’s a single service or a comprehensive portfolio strategy to create and maintain value in an asset. Learn more about our asset services:

Any real estate broker can put up a sign and list your property for sale or lease. Our goal is to create value, solve problems and help you seize real estate market opportunities. We believe successful leasing begins with knowing the local commercial real estate market like your own backyard, and we tailor a proactive marketing strategy that leverages each property’s unique attributes and delivers leasing results that consistently outperform the market.

Our Asset Services group provides comprehensive property management services throughout the lifecycle of a real estate asset to corporate, institutional, and private commercial real estate investors. We protect and improve value by minimizing operating costs, improving efficiencies, and enhancing the tenant experience.

We offer sustainability services that reduce energy and improve operating efficiencies; a strong tenant relationship program that values the safety and satisfaction of each property’s occupants; and proactive maintenance that improves the operations and reliability of building systems to extend their life expectancy. Our engineering and property support services are available 24/7, and our team works hard to make sure tenants are well cared for and the buildings are operating at their peak.

Our Engineering group offers the expertise to respond promptly to service requests and perform preventative and general maintenance programs, while applying an efficient, cost-effective and common sense approach to maintenance. With service available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-of-the-year, our team makes sure that our tenants are well cared for and the buildings are operating at their peak.

For investors looking to sell or buy investment-grade properties or portfolios, we offer comprehensive and research-driven global transaction solutions. We deliver outstanding results by seamlessly combining capital markets expertise with a unique ability to develop customized solutions for individual clients. We assemble a customized team for each assignment, and that team is backed by exceptional qualitative and quantitative research, both public and proprietary, with the goal to maximize investment returns and value. Our investment sales experts specialize in office, industrial, retail, and multifamily properties with experience in hotel/hospitality, medical office and land transactions. Contact us to learn how we can help you with

  • Office & Industrial Investment Sales
  • Multifamily Investment Sales
  • Retail Investment Sales
  • Hotel Investment Sales

Our land professionals have the knowledge you need to identify where the opportunities are before the rest of the market takes notice. Our understanding of land valuation and the entitlement process ensures that you can procure—or sell—the right parcel for your purpose at the right price. Learn more about our team.

We provide accurate, real-time reports that enable you to make decisions on your total real estate portfolio, based on more than just headcount.  All of your real estate information becomes available through our secured, proprietary web-based portal, ensuring that you can access your customized reports anytime, anywhere. By tracking critical contract dates and your leases and subleases, we ensure your company’s real estate is an effective part of your balance sheet. Services can include lease analysis and administration, real estate and financial portfolio reporting, rent management, sublease management, property tax appeals and occupancy cost reviews.

We provide construction and portfolio oversight services including management, capital planning, and execution. We manage the needs assessment, design, construction and project delivery process for owners and users of commercial real estate properties of all sizes. Project types include office buildings, commercial spaces, retail spaces, industrial and distribution centers, telecommunications centers, mission-critical data centers, and build-to-suits. We are solution-focused, client-centric, knowledgeable and trusted real estate advisors who cultivate and orchestrate delivery teams for one sole purpose: project and development success delivered in a cost-effective and high-quality manner.

We believe improving energy efficiency and reducing water consumption and waste in all commercial properties is vital to the long-term health of the property and the health of our communities. We know that being “green” also lowers costs for both tenants and owners. A green building uses less energy (lower electric and heating bills), generates less waste (more recyclables), and provides a healthier workplace for employees (lower healthcare costs). We can help you achieve whatever level of sustainability is right for your property through evaluating the possibilities, establishing a plan of action, and implementing strategies that are appropriate for each property.

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Occupier Services

Our teams work hard to understand where your business is—and where you want to be. Through an in-depth and collaborative discovery process, we uncover your specific business drivers and real estate challenges and then develop a strategy that aligns your real estate portfolio with your business plans. Learn more about the services we offer:

We partner with our clients to improve operating efficiencies for their leased or owned facilities with a focus on reducing costs, enhancing quality and improving processes. We provide building operations management and maintenance, energy management, space planning and administrative support. Our award-winning sustainability program can help you achieve LEED certification for your facilities or simply operate efficiently while being more “green.”

We provide accurate, real-time reports that enable you to make decisions on your total real estate portfolio, based on more than just headcount.  All of your real estate information becomes available through our secured, proprietary web-based portal, ensuring that you can access your customized reports anytime, anywhere. By tracking critical contract dates and your leases and subleases, we ensure your company’s real estate is an effective part of your balance sheet. Services can include lease analysis and administration, real estate and financial portfolio reporting, rent management, sublease management, property tax appeals and occupancy cost reviews.

We provide construction and portfolio oversight services including management, capital planning, and execution. We manage the needs assessment, design, construction and project delivery process for owners and users of commercial real estate properties of all sizes. Project types include office buildings, commercial spaces, retail spaces, industrial and distribution centers, telecommunications centers, mission-critical data centers, and build-to-suits. We are solution-focused, client-centric, knowledgeable and trusted real estate advisors who cultivate and orchestrate delivery teams for one sole purpose: project and development success delivered in a cost-effective and high-quality manner.

We design real estate strategies that complement your business strategy and create value at every turn by partnering across Cushman & Wakefield to leverage in-depth real estate consulting for corporations and other space users across multiple disciplines, including transaction management, portfolio management, site selection and strategic planning. With leadership from a single account manager, our comprehensive services platform allow us to custom-fit a solution for your organization and help you achieve the results your business needs. Learn more about our global capabilities.

Being “green” also lowers costs for both tenants and owners. A green building:

  • Uses less energy (lower electric and heating bills),
  • Generates less waste (more recyclables), and
  • Provides a healthier workplace for employees (lower healthcare costs).

We can help you achieve whatever level of sustainability is right for your property through evaluating the possibilities, establishing a plan of action, and implementing strategies that are appropriate for each property. Any company that occupies space can benefit from our range of services from basic evaluations to helping you achieve LEED certification.

Our sustainability resume includes:

  • 40+ LEED Accredited Professionals
  • 38 Energy Star Qualified Buildings
  • 19 Properties achieved LEED-NC
  • 7 Properties achieved LEED EB-OM

We help our clients identify and align strategic business, financial, and operational objectives with real estate requirements. We can provide acquisition, renewal, relocation, or consolidation services—all backed by our in-depth market knowledge and strategic problem-solving abilities to ensure your real estate aligns with your business needs.

Whether you’re looking to relocate, expand, consolidate or sublease your current commercial space, we will stand beside you every step of the way—through planning, programming, construction and move-in. Our services include strategic planning, lease/renewal negotiations, sublease consultation, project management and property acquisition and disposition.

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Specialty Industries

We believe there’s no such thing as a cookie-cutter approach to the space your business needs. We provide customized services for real estate users in a variety of industries through specialized teams. Learn how our experts can help your business make smart decisions about real estate:

Our Retail team provides a complete scope of services that help our clients maximize the value of their real estate assets. Our portfolio includes urban shopping malls, strip centers, specialty theme centers, power centers and regional malls. By working closely with management, leasing, accounting, engineering and construction personnel, we provide top-quality service to our clients and tenants. Our retail brokers specialize in leasing of retail space, tenant representation and acquisition and sale of retail property. Learn more about our team and our services.

Stewardship is essential for nonprofits. Illustrating wise “investment” of donor funds raises the likelihood of a sustainable and growing donor base. Our Advisory Services Group assists each nonprofit client with best-in-class real estate services to enable clients to reduce costly errors, minimize administrative costs, and optimize capital so donor funds can be fully maximized in supporting the organization’s mission. Learn more about our work with nonprofit organizations.

The increasingly-competitive academic environment demands that education institutions minimize real estate occupancy costs to maximize educational results. Our Advisory Services Group offers the education sector a means to improve operational efficiency and cash flow. As your advocate, we coordinate the entire facility procurement or disposition process so you can focus on your students. Learn more about our work in the education sector.

Our Hospitality Real Estate Services team, part of the Cushman & Wakefield Global Hospitality Team, offers a full range of hotel, leisure and tourism transaction, advisory and valuation services to hoteliers, investors, governments, institutions, and developers throughout the Midwest. If you are contemplating the sale or purchase of a hotel property in the Midwestern U.S., contact us.

We offer consulting and research to help legal firms determine whether to renew or relocate, keep corner offices or move to more flexible, collaborative space. Our experienced advisors will walk you through our four-step process to evaluate your firm’s space. In addition, Bright Insight, an annual National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey Report, provides tips on how to compare your firm’s real estate position to hundreds of firms across the country and explains trends you should consider. Learn more about our work in the legal sector.

Amidst sweeping change, high regulation and shrinking margins, healthcare organizations are revisiting real estate as a core aspect of their overall business strategy. Our team can help healthcare systems improve margins and free-up much needed capital; reinforce their mission and brand; elevate patient and provider experiences; increase operational productivity and efficiency; optimize investment value; increase business flexibility; and facilitate regulatory and environmental compliance. We provide a variety of real estate disciplines, including strategic planning, consulting, brokerage (leasing, acquisitions and dispositions), project management, property/facilities management, property accounting and valuation. Contact us for more information on our healthcare services.

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