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Brian J Barrett

Senior Project Manager

Brian J. Barrett

Senior Project Manager
+1 312 7356144

Professional Experience

As a Senior Project Manager with the CBRE Project Management Group, Brian Barrett is responsible for providing full scope project management services, including initial assessment and strategy, development of master budget and schedule as well as design and construction oversight. Brian’s comprehensive project management background and commitment to client service, allows him to plan, process and close out projects in a cost effective and timely manner.

Prior to joining CBRE, Brian worked as a Senior Project Manager with Novak Construction, where he specialized in healthcare and higher education projects in the Chicago land area.  Prior to Novak, he spent a long career with Krahl Construction in a variety of roles, most notably serving as Vice President/Division Manager with responsibilities for project sourcing, analysis, development and construction management of both ground up and tenant improvement projects.   Brian brings 25 years of commercial real estate experience and has successfully managed all aspects of the design build process in a variety of project types, including all facets of healthcare and lab spaces, industrial facilities, retail and commercial office. 


  • Purdue University BS CE&M 
  • College of DuPage AS Architecture

Significant Assignments

Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Outpatient Facility: 22,000 SF new ground-up facility

Sinai Health, Chicago
  • Sinai Tomorrow 10 year Master Plan. $100M capital project and consulting, estimating, and scheduling services 
  • Sinai SCI Outpatient Center Exterior and Interior Renovation 
  • Gad’s Hill Daycare 17,000 SF addition and renovation

Holy Cross Hospital
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health and Emergency Department: 11,700 SF renovation   
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit: 12,000 SF addition and renovation

ANGUS Chemical
  • Global CAC’s: Laboratories and Office Suites

Thorek Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL
  • Infrastructure & Clinical Lab: Renovation including mechanical and electrical systems upgrades and Laboratory

Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL

  • Outpatient Imaging Center – 45,000 SF renovation including five (5) MRI’s, two (2) CT’s, and associated space; $14M
  • Gross Lab and Bio-medical Engineering  - 9,000 SF multi-phased renovation of pathology and surgical services; $2.25M

University of Chicago Medical Center - Chicago, IL
  • Radiology Renovation – 20,000 SF multi-phased radiology department relocation and renovation; $4.75M

Clients Represented

  • Angus Chemical
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Thorek Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern University
  • Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Institution of Chicago
  • University of Chicago
  • UC Medical Center
  • Swedish Covenant 
  • Sinai Health System

Brian J. Barrett

Senior Project Manager
+1 312 7356144