Andrew Norman brings over 25 years of professional real estate experience to his role as a Senior Director at CBRE. Andy has served a variety of corporate, non-profit, and public-sector clients in strategic land use planning, transaction structuring, development advisory, and governmental negotiations. His diverse experience has included advising Sinai Health System in the redevelopment of Sinai’s hospital campus on the west side of Chicago, selling the former Children’s Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park, creating a downtown development strategy and selling key properties for the Village of Glenview, and coordinating the ten-year master land use plan for North Central College in Naperville.
Andy came to CBRE through the acquisition of U.S. Equities Realty in 2014. He joined U.S. Equities in 2000 as Senior Development Manager for a new world headquarters in downtown Detroit for Compuware Corporation. The 1.1 million square foot, 15-story facility, including a 3,000-car parking garage, was completed in the summer of 2003. Andy has also advised Crate& Barrel on headquarters expansion strategies, the University of Chicago on development strategies for 53rd Street in Hyde Park, Amtrak on long range facility planning and surplus property disposition, Moody Bible Institute on strategic campus planning issues, and Waubonsee Community College in Aurora on new campus development and surplus property disposition.
Because of his previous work experience and education, Andy brings a particular expertise to municipal development advisory, disposition, zoning, and public incentives issues. He has assisted the City of Chicago on a range of real estate issues, including negotiations on the provision of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for private redevelopment projects, land use and economic development policy, and the sale of key City-owned properties. Andy has helped a number of other municipalities with real estate strategies and brokerage services, including Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Lake Bluff, Lisle and Woodridge.Prior to joining U.S. Equities, Andy was with the City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development for more than 10 years. He started as a City Planner and quickly rose to become a Deputy Commissioner where he was responsible for a variety of economic development initiatives. During his two years in charge of economic development for the City, Andy managed projects that resulted in the creation and retention of more than 3,000 jobs and nearly $500 million in private investments for Chicago.