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Mark Cassata

Senior Vice President

Mark Cassata Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience

Mark Cassata is a Senior Vice President with CBRE's office occupier business in Downtown Chicago with over 10 years of industry experience. He has been directly involved in over 2,500,000 SF in transactions with consideration in excess of $2B including some of the largest individual transactions in Downtown Chicago history. He takes a strategic approach to his clients’ transactions by leading with their individual needs and tailoring a corresponding real estate strategy. By systematically tracking the market more closely than anybody in Chicago, he ensures that his clients are in the best possible position with the believe that data is a cornerstone to leverage creation.

Mark quickly became known as an industry leader and a source of key information on emerging market trends. He has been cited multiple times in Crain’s Chicago Business and he regularly leads CBRE’s meetings to discuss the market issues at hand and forecasts for Downtown Chicago.

Mark is consistently among CBRE’s top young producers and one of the youngest advisors to hold the Senior Vice President title at CBRE. 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • In Business Magazine “40 Under 40” – 2011
  • CBRE Chicago Circle for Production – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Downtown Chicago Redevelopment of the Year Finalist – 2016
  • Downtown Chicago Transaction of the Year Finalist – 2018

Sponsorship and Philanthropy

  • City of Hope Cancer Research – Future Leaders Board Co-Founder & Steering Committee Chair
  • Chicago Help Initiative – Sponsor and Volunteer
  • A Safe Haven Chicago – Sponsor and Volunteer
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon – National Volunteer and Sponsor

Education

 

  • Illinois State University – College of Business

 

Notable Transactions

  • Salesforce | 500,000 SF
  • Industrious | 200,000 SF
  • Schiff Hardin | 168,000 SF
  • Barack Ferrazzano | 100,000 SF
  • Chicago Teacher's Union | 100,000 SF
  • Harrison Street | 50,000 SF
  • Belvedere Trading | 50,000 SF
  • Textura Corporation | 50,000 SF
  • CSG Systems, Inc | 50,000 SF
  • Chuhak & Tecson | 50,000 SF
  • Cardinal Health | 40,000 SF
  • Merkle | 35,000 SF
  • Chicago Teacher's Pension Fund | 30,000 SF
  • Amli Residential | 30,000 SF
  • General Dynamics | 26,000 SF
  • Wolcott, Wood & Taylor | 20,000 SF

 

Mark Cassata Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654