Professional Experience

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Brian Butler currently serves as a Senior Transaction Manager with the Advisory & Transaction Services group at CBRE. In his current role, Brian focuses on the implementation of real estate strategies and transactions for his clients through structuring and negotiating commercial leases – across a multi-market platform.

Since joining the firm in 2015, Brian has completed over 134 transactions, totaling over 2.1 million square feet around the world; with a total consideration of over $59.4M. Some of the major corporations represented in these deals include: Rockwell Automation, US Foods, Arthur J. Gallagher, and Whirlpool.

Previously, Brian also provided analytical support through data management and visualization to discover optimal solutions for portfolio inefficiencies and opportunities.


  • B.S., Economic Consulting, Indiana University

Pro Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – State of Illinois
  • Member, CBRE Green
  • Member, CBRE Rising Professionals Organization

Significant Transactions

  • Confidential
    Seattle, WA
    Sublease Disposition
    200,000 SF Distribution Center
  • Confidential
    Minneapolis, MN
    Lease Acquisition
    32,000 SF Office Consolidation
  • Confidential
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Lease Acquisition
    32,000 SF Office Renewal

Clients Represented

  • Akzo Nobel
  • Allstate
  • Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Rockwell Automation
  • US Foods
  • Whirlpool