CHICAGO - January 30, 2017 - Whit Heitman, Sam Badger, Brad Weiner and Jared Paff have joined CBRE in Chicago to spearhead the firm's industrial and logistics leasing efforts in northern Illinois and southeast Wisconsin.
Badger and Heitman, senior vice presidents, and Weiner, first vice president, join CBRE from Oakbrook Terrace-based NAI Hiffman and Paff, vice president, joins the firm from Transwestern.
"Bringing in four professionals of this caliber will ensure that we remain the market leader in this important region," said Chris Zubel, managing director for CBRE's Chicago offices and manager for CBRE's Industrial & Logistics Investor Leasing practice in the Americas. "Northern Illinois and southeast Wisconsin have become important areas in the Midwest supply chain. With the amount of new construction in this area and tight competition for space, this new team will ensure our clients capture the right opportunities for their businesses."
Heitman, Badger, Weiner and Paff have over 40 years combined experience working in the Northern Illinois and Southwest Wisconsin industrial real estate markets representing premier business parks as well as institutional, national and local clients and investors.
Since 2001, Heitman and Badger have worked as a team, focused on the Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin industrial real estate markets. Combined, they have participated in over $750 million in land, office and industrial real estate transactions. Weiner began his real estate career in 2004 and joined Heitman and Badger in 2010 and has participated in over 30 million square feet of industrial, land and office transactions. Paff began his career in 2009 and since has quickly established himself in the industrial leasing and sales market. In 2014, Jared was a recipient of the Frank Mahoney Award of Excellence. Heitman was also the recipient of the Frank Mahoney Award, which is awarded to the top young industrial professional from the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE).
As part of this strategic move, CBRE's Ryan Bain, senior vice president, Zach Graham, first vice president and Tom Harmon, associate have joined CBRE's National Partners within the Capital Markets group specializing in Institutional Properties.
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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.