Ted Gates

Senior Vice President

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Professional Experience

Associated Office


700 Commerce Dr
Suite 450
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Ted Gates is a Senior Vice President in CBRE Chicago’s Brokerage Services Group. In this role, Ted represents corporate occupiers and landlords of industrial real estate on-site selection, lease negotiations, build-to-suits, surplus property dispositions and sale-leaseback advisory. He works with occupier’s operations, logistics, and management teams to drive efficiencies. Ted concentrates in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

Ted has unique experience working with companies who utilize rail. He understands the complexity of the rail network, the differences in providers, and the efficiencies rail offers to the end user which ultimately drive cost savings to the client.

Since joining CBRE, Ted has completed over 100 deals totaling over 6 million square feet. Ted’s thoughtful, energetic, and detailed oriented approach allow him to deliver the best results to his clients.


  • Trinity College (Harford, CT), Bachelor of Political Science

Pro Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Indiana Real Estate Broker

Significant Transactions

  • Scotts Miracle Gro
    Build to Suit/Channahon, IL
    1,300,000 SF
  • Frain Industries
    Sale/West Chicago, IL
    850,000 SF
  • Partylite
    Disposition/Bolingbrook, IL
    496,000 SF
  • R.R. Donnelley
    Disposition/Batavia, IL
    420,000 SF
  • Hubbell Lighting
    Lease/Aurora, IL
    210,000 SF
  • Sierra Forest Products
    Lease/West Chicago, IL
    145,000 SF
  • In the Swim
    Lease/West Chicago, IL
    125,000 SF
  • A Lava and Sons
    Lease/Chicago, IL
    115,000 SF
  • Honeywell
    Lease/St. Charles, IL
    111,360 SF
  • Ryder
    Lease/Aurora, IL
    110,000 SF
  • Rab Lighting
    Lease/Aurora, IL
    92,000 SF
  • AJ Oster
    Lease/Parsippany, NJ
    85,000 SF
  • Buckeye Diamond
    Lease/Bolingbrook, IL
    75,000 SF
  • American Excelsior
    Lease/West Chicago, IL
    65,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • Wise Plastics
  • Ryder
  • R.R. Donnelley
  • Prologis
  • Link Logistics
  • Crow Holdings
  • Molto
  • Consolidated Container
  • Batavia Land Company