Chris Reynolds is a Vice Chairman with CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services group based in Chicago, IL. Throughout his career, he has specialized in providing strategic real estate solutions to Fortune 500 companies on a global basis. Since 2004, Chris has co-managed a team of eighteen professionals dedicated to providing multi-market real estate strategies and process driven transaction services for their clients’ diverse global real estate portfolios including office, industrial, lab, retail and land. Chris joined the firm following its merger with Insignia/ESG in July 2003.
In addition to providing strategic transaction services, the team also manages the deployment of specialty service offering to its clients- including workplace strategy, labor analytics, capital markets, debt/equity finance, lease administration, project management, appraisals, economic incentives and facility/property management. In the past 15 years, Chris’ team has completed over 5,750 transactions, totaling over 196M square feet in more than 65 countries, with a total consideration of over $10.5B.
Prior to joining Insignia/ESG in 1999, Chris worked with Mesirow Stein as a member of the firm’s Strategic Brokerage team. There, his most significant client was Federal Express, for whom he completed more than 30 build-to suit transactions totaling nearly two million square feet.
Chris was appointed to serve on CBRE’s Americas Advisory Council, which provides guidance and input on various company initiatives.
B.A., Finance, University of Iowa
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker – State of Illinois
Member, CoreNet Global
CBRE Chicago’s A&T Variable Top Producer of the Year 2020
Gary J. Beban High-Performing Team Award 2018
Recognizes a team annually that exemplifies the key characteristics of high performing teams – a common purpose, complimentary roles & responsibilities, shared accountability and a one-win-all-win mentality.
Colbert Coldwell Circle Award 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012
CBRE’s Top 225 Professionals in the Americas 2005 – 2022
Specializing in Advisory and Transaction Services | Chicago Multi-Market.
Who We Are
Our team is comprised of seasoned industry experts, with our executive leaders each having 25+ years of experience and an average of 13+ years of experience for our transaction management team. The team was built on a culture of innovation, service, accountability and trust.
What We Do
Based in Chicago, IL, we are one of CBRE’s leading teams, providing comprehensive commercial real estate services to our corporate clients on a global basis.
We are trusted advisors to our clients, collaborating with them to create comprehensive occupancy strategies for their multi-market real estate portfolios, including office, warehouse, manufacturing, land and other specialty properties.
Corporate clients look to us for our strategic planning, portfolio analytics and optimization, account management and transaction execution services. These skills allow us to unlock the value of real estate for our clients, creating an unparalleled global track record.
Corporate America is changing and we are changing with it. Our dedicated client strategist is solely focused on delivering customized, strategic, value-add services to our clients.
Real estate transactions are no longer reactionary, they are driven by labor, incentives, econometric rent forecasting, time zones, quality of life and language among many others. We are able to translate client data and industry trends into actionable opportunities.
Our Core Operating Values
Honesty | Integrity | Transparency
Operate with honesty and integrity and offer complete transparency
Communicate and be accessible
Be strategic - not transactional
Offer solutions - not salesmanship
Look beyond today - focus on the long-term relationship
Our team has completed over 5,750 projects in over 65 countries, totaling more than 196 million square feet. While we complete 300+ deals a year, some over 500,000 square feet, our team has never lost sight of a small deal. Over 40% of these transactions were less than 5,000 square feet.
Total Square Feet
Arthur J. Gallagher
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Our team is comprised of seasoned industry experts built on a culture of innovation, service, accountability and trust.