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Jeff Ellerman is a Vice Chairman at CBRE, specializing in office tenant representation, headquarters relocations, and financial and strategic consulting. A 39-year industry veteran, Mr. Ellerman has been involved with many of the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s largest and most notable lease transactions, successfully negotiating over 50 million square feet valued at more than $30 billion. Since 2000, he has negotiated over 100 transactions in excess of 100,000 SF in the DFW market.

Significant Transactions

Since 2016, Mr. Ellerman has represented the following Landmark transactions:

Goldman Sachs Dallas Uptown 1 Million SF Build to Suit
JC Penney HQ 1.8 Million SF HQ sale & 1.2 MSF leaseback
American Airlines HQ 1.6 Million SF HQ Build to Suit campus
JP Morgan Chase 1.4 Million SF
AT&T HQ 1 Million SF representation of world HQ in Downtown Dallas
McKesson HQ 527,000 SF corporate HQ purchase of The Apex at Las Colinas
Fossil HQ 525,000 SF corporate HQ renewal in Richardson
Keurig Dr. Pepper HQ 350,000 SF HQ Build to Suit at The Star in Frisco
Reata Pharmaceuticals HQ 327,000 SF HQ Built to Suit
Keurig Dr. Pepper 300,000 SF sale of existing HQ building
Goldman Sachs 280,000 SF relocation to Trammell Crow Center
nThrive 230,000 SF disposition; $50,000,000 savings, 92% recovery
T-Mobile 200,000 SF expansion of regional HQ
Caliber Home Loans HQ 180,000 SF corporate HQ
Trinity Industries 155,200 SF HQ Relocation in Far North Dallas
T-Mobile 158,000 SF regional HQ
Merit Energy HQ 125,000 SF HQ
Reata Pharmaceuticals HQ 121,000 SF short term space
Metro PCS HQ 115,000 SF regional HQ
Hewlett Packard 106,000 SF new Legacy campus
DXC Technology 100,000 SF in Richardson
Kosmos Energy HQ 100,000 SF HQ
Dallas Morning News HQ 90,000 SF new corporate HQ

Since 2000, Mr. Ellerman has been responsible for more of the top 25 office lease transactions, on an annual basis, in the DFW Metroplex than any other brokerage professional (Source: Dallas Business Journal)


  • 2020 Recipient of the Edward S. Gordon Award, CBRE’s highest Broker Award globally

  • Top 10 Producer globally across all service lines for CBRE (2010, 2012, 2018, 2019)

  • CBRE Colbert Coldwell Circle (Top 3% Globally (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020)

  • DCEO Broker of the Year (2017, 2019, 2020)

  • DCEO Dallas 500 – (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

  • Office Broker of the Year (Dallas Business Journal – (2006, 2010, 2015, 2017)

  • Office Broker of the Year (NAIOP North Texas Chapter – (2001 & 2007)

  • Multiple “Deal of the Year”, “Best Headquarters Move”, & “Best Real Estate Deal” Awards (Dallas Business Journal)

  • Board Member – CBRE Brokerage Advisory Board since 2012

Community Involvement

  • Dallas Museum of Art – Chairman/Board of Trustees
  • The Loop – Chairman (Building $100M 50-mile Bike Trail in Dallas)
  • SMU – Executive Committee Board Member Folsom Real Estate Institute
  • Scottish Rite Hospital – Board Member of Treasure Street Annual Fundraiser
  • SMU – Tate Lecture Series Board Member

Clients Represented

  • Reata Pharmaceuticals
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper
  • American Airlines
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CoreLogic
  • Denbury Resources
  • Invesco
  • FedEx Kinko’s
  • Gardere
  • Petro-Hunt
  • AAA
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Merit Energy
  • HBK Investments
  • Bell Nunnally & Martin
  • Jackson Walker
  • Dallas Morning News