CHICAGO, April 11, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has recruited Sean Kropke, a leading office broker focused on Chicago’s suburban office market. Mr. Kropke joins as an Executive Director, from CBRE where he started his career in 1993.
“Building our suburban market is a key priority for the firm – we need to offer the best talent and our full platform for our clients in the dynamic market,” said Shawn Mobley, Cushman & Wakefield’s East Region President and Chicago Market Lead. “Sean has outstanding market knowledge, and a deep understanding of his clients’ needs. He’s a great addition to our team.”
Mr. Kropke has worked in the North Suburban market since 1993. He has extensive local market knowledge allowing him to specialize in tenant representation for mid-to-large sized companies. His expertise in tenant and landlord assignments brings a unique focus for both occupiers and investors of commercial office space. Over the past 5 years, Mr. Kropke has completed approximately 75 transactions per year at an average of 1.5 million square feet per year. Through his career, he has completed a total of 12 million square feet of lease and sale transactions.
“Cushman & Wakefield is truly a company focused on people – both employees and clients notice and appreciate this difference,” said Mr. Kropke. “It’s exciting for me to be able to leverage a client-centric approach, a strong bench of talent and a great global platform on behalf of my clients.”
Mr. Kropke has won numerous awards over the course of his long career including: Gary Beban Award – 2008; Top producer in Chicagoland area for CBRE; Awarded the NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year (peers selection – 2007, 2008); Recipient of the Top Ten CBRE Office Broker Award, 2001 through 2009. He is an active member of NAIOP, and a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science.
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