Chandler Converse is a highly respected 34-year veteran of the industry. Mr. Converse is widely credited with introducing multi-disciplined, analytical tenant representation services to the Cleveland market in 1988. Mr. Converse currently co-heads the leadership of the North East Ohio Business for CBRE.
The former founding partner of Brandon Wiant Converse, Ltd. is also a recognized expert in strategic and complex law firm transactions. By combining a straightforward, factual approach and a thorough understanding of the commercial real estate business, he consistently yields the best transactions in the marketplace for his clients.
Prior to joining Brandon Wiant Converse, Chandler was president of the Ohio Valley Region for LaSalle Partners (formerly The Galbreath Company). Under his leadership, the Northeast Ohio operation grew from three to 35 people and became an industry leader in both tenant representation and property management and leasing. It was one of the Galbreath Company’s most profitable offices in the country. His responsibilities included running the entire Ohio business for LaSalle which consisted of over 20,000,000 sq. ft. of property management and leasing and over 500 employees.
Chandler was a vice president at Cragin Lang where he built the firm’s Corporate Services Group. During his tenure, his group closed transactions valued in excess of $150 million, and before that, he began his career in New York City with The Edward S. Gordon Company.