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Michael Moran

Senior Vice President

Michael Moran Senior Vice President
Cincinnati 201 East Fifth Street
Suite 2200
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Professional Experience

Michael joined CBRE in 2000 and runs a multi-market Advisory and Transaction (A&T) Team, which leverages their specific expertise in performing multi-disciplinary transactions and full portfolio analysis. The A&T team serves as an advisor to corporations in making highly informed real estate decisions, reducing costs, creating value, and improving performance. His primary responsibilities include the day-to-day oversight of his clients’ account Transactions and Portfolio Optimization initiatives currently leading the Kroger, EuroGarages, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Belcan transaction accounts, representing a combined 100 million square feet and 10,000+ individual locations.

Michael started his multi-market practice as the Transactional and Portfolio Administration leader on the Fifth Third Bank Account from 2003-2016, leading the account from its early centralization initiatives, to network expansion, site disposition and back to net expansion.  The scope of work included all portfolio transactions including: lease-buybacks, renewals, bulk sales, third-party tenant leasing, lease buyouts, and extend and blend initiatives.

In his career, Michael has delivered over $250 million in client savings via transaction programs ranging from lease restructuring, surplus property dispositions, strategic acquisitions or relocations, M&A consulting, portfolio optimization, and other CAPEX and OPEX savings initiatives. 

Michael began his career with CBRE as an office specialist and participated in dozens of transactions representing tenants, landlords, sublease dispositions, owner/user dispositions and investment sales.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Ohio Association of Realtors
  • Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • LEED® AP BD + C
  • Lean-Sigma, Green Belt
  • CoreNet Global


Professional Achievements


  • Cincinnati Office Top Producers (Top Five): 2001, 2003-2007, 2009-2011, 2013-2014, 2018
  • Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors – Top Producers: 2001 – Present
  • CBRE Eastern Division “Rookie of the Year” Candidate in 2001
  • Top 10 GWS Account Management Team - 2005 GWS Account Excellence Award
  • GWS (Global) Transaction Management Excellence Team Award - 2007
  • CBRE Cincinnati Cup Award Winner for Outstanding Cincinnati Professional – 2011, 2015, 2017


  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, Ohio and Kentucky
  • University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Business Administration; Finance
  • Cincinnati Insurance Company Underwriting School


Partial Transaction List


  • Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH - 125,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Fifth Third Bank, Chicago, IL - 142,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Fifth Third Bank, Southfield, MI - 90,000 Sq. Ft. (Tenant)
  • Barnes & Noble College Booksellers (HQ), Basking Ridge, NJ - 75,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Executive Centre - 124,134 Sq. Ft. (Landlord)
  • One Riverfront Place - 145,000 Sq. Ft. (Landlord)
  • Chester Tower - 156,933 Sq. Ft. (Landlord)
  • 19 Broadcast - 82,327 Sq. Ft. (Landlord)


Major Clients

  • University of Cincinnati
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Belcan Corporation
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Macy's
  • Greyhound
  • Baptist Health (Kentucky) 
  • Great American Insurance Group
Michael Moran Senior Vice President