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Sam Badger, SIOR, is a Senior Vice President in CBRE's Chicago Advisory & Transaction Services group. Sam, along with team members Whit Heitman, and Johnny Connors concentrate on the Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin Industrial real estate markets, working with institutional and private owners as well as occupiers. His extensive knowledge, experience, and customer focus makes him a key addition to the Advisory & Transaction Services group.

Since 2001, Sam has participated in over 800 industrial, land, and office real estate transactions, representing over a $850 million of transactions. Sam has been nominated for numerous industry awards during his career including NAIOP's Industrial Developer of the year and Industrial Brokerage Deal of the Year, the Presidents Club Award, and the CoStar Power Brokers award.

Sam is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE). He is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and Wisconsin.


  • Denison University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics & History
  • Loyola University Chicago, Masters of Business Administration 

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member of AIRE (Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers)
  • Member of SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
  • CoStarPower Broker Award 2009, 2011, 2016
  • NAIOP Industrial Brokerage Transaction of the Year - 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • NAIOP Industrial Developer of the Year - 2005, 2007, 2013


  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Broker

Significant Assignments

  • Bridge Point North
    Waukegan, IL
    Building & Land Representation
  • LakeView Corporate Park
    Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Building & Land Representation
  • First Park 94
    Somers, WI
    Building & Land Representation
  • Doheny Enterprises
    Tenant & Buyer Representation
  • Ludlow Manufacturing
    Waukegan, IL
    Tenant Representation
  • Venture One
    Buyer Representation

Clients Represented

  • Brennan Investment Group
  • Bridge Development
  • CenterPoint Properties
  • Doheny Enterprises
  • First Industrial
  • Flint Development
  • HSA Commercial Real Estate
  • Hamilton Partners
  • High Street Industrial Properties
  • Johnson & Quin
  • Link Industrial Properties
  • Ludlow Manufacturing 
  • Stag Industrial
  • The Missner Group
  • Venture One
  • Visual Park Companies
  • Woodland Foods