Brendan Cavender

Senior Vice President (Honorary Title)

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Brendan Cavender is a Senior Vice President (Honorary Title) at CBRE. Over the course of his career, he has led more than 900 deals and has completed complex consulting projects and transactions in more than 40 countries globally. To date, he has advised and built strategies for numerous Fortune 500 companies, dozens of publicly traded companies, and exclusively consulted for several multibillion-dollar firms on a global basis.

Prior to joining CBRE, Brendan was a Senior Managing Director at Colliers International in New York. During his tenure there, Brendan was involved with and led some of the firm’s largest and most prominent consulting projects and strategies, including Sidley Austin New York (352,000 SF), BMO Capital Markets New York (215,000 SF), FactSet Global Headquarters (177,000 SF), Confidential Philadelphia Global HQ (123,000 SF), Alliant NY Headquarters (100,000 SF), Campari NA Headquarters (65,000 SF), and Truven Global Headquarters (134,000 SF).

Brendan began his career in Ann Arbor where he was an integral part in growing a business into one of the leading consulting firms in Washtenaw County. There, he launched numerous high-profile and record-breaking developments and projects, as well as grew the firm’s consulting practice. Additional redevelopment projects in which Brendan was involved while in Ann Arbor include: the Borders Flagship redevelopment (90,000 SF in downtown Ann Arbor), 100 Phoenix Drive sale and redevelopment (330,000 SF), The Landmark (220,000-SF mixed-use with retail), HandiCraft redevelopment (48,000 SF), as well as the repositioning of over 20 historic downtown Ann Arbor buildings.

Brendan has received numerous industry awards including and multiple largest deal awards during his tenure. He is a member of the United Way of New York City—currently serving as dinner chair for the GridIron Gala, current mentor and coach with Project Destined, and is involved with numerous other philanthropic organizations. Brendan is also an active owner and developer of workforce and graduate housing throughout the Midwest.