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Michael J. McLaughlin

Senior Vice President

Michael J. McLaughlin Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

    Professional Experience

Mike McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of CBRE, specializes in the management of multi-market assignments for Global Corporate space users. Since 1975, he has developed a working network of brokers within and outside of CBRE, enabling him to execute client assignments effectively.

As First Vice President of National Accounts, Mike worked to orchestrate the resources of CBRE on behalf of several major clients.  This experience has provided him a broad understanding of all major U.S. real estate markets and insight into the corporate cultures of major corporations. Mike managed the Strategic Account relationship with The Stanley Works (became Stanley Black & Decker) for 35 years.

Prior to National Accounts, Mike was an industrial sales professional in the Chicagoland marketplace, focusing on the western suburbs of Chicago.  During this term, he was consistently one of the top five producers in the Chicago Downtown office.  Prior to joining CBRE in 1975, Mike worked in sales for Aircraft Marketing Associates in Oakland, California for two years and as a lending officer for Bank of America in the Bay Area also for two years.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
  • AOPA


  • Recipient of the Bob Draine Award for outstanding National Account Management
  • Recipient of the "Best Practices Award" by CORENET for Service Delivery in conjunction with Ford Motor Land Company
  • #1 Producer Award for CBRE, Madison Advisory Group in 1994, 1996, and 1997
  • Recipient of the "Distinguished Achievement Award" from Ford Land Services
  • 2000 NAIOP Build-to-Suit of the Year Award - Sears Logistics Services



  • International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland; M.B.A. Finance 
  • University of Colorado Boulder; B.S. Finance

Significant Transactions

  • Sears Logistics Svcs | Columbia, MD | Industrial | 950,000 SF
  • Stanley Black and Decker | Columbus, OH | Office | 100,000 SF
  • Stanley Black and Decker | Mississauga, ONT Canada | Industrial | 600,000 SF
  • General Motors | Willow Springs, IL | Industrial | 1,800,000 SF
  • Stanley Black and Decker | New Britain, CT (HQ) | Office | 100,000 SF
  • Stanley Black and Decker | East Greenwich, RI | Industrial | 555,000 SF 


  • Antunovich Associates

  • Bogen Communications

  • Brown Brothers Harriman

  • C.W Henderson & Associates, Inc.

  • CNA Insurance

  • Culligan International

  • Ford Motor Company 

  • Grow Forward/Carbon Green

  • MB Financial

  • McCaffery Interests

  • MLK Consulting 

  • Sears Logistics Services

  • Spencer Stuart

  • Stanley Black & Decker

  • Summit Publishing

  • The Content Factory

  • The State of Connecticut

  • West Communication


Michael J. McLaughlin Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400