Almost 3,000 real estate professionals attended the annual Chicago Deal Making session last week, and many of them from Cushman & Wakefield’s offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, St. Louis, New York, Milwaukee, and even Glen Allen, Virginia. Our booth was buzzing with many meetings and conversations as we met with current and prospective clients.
Cushman & Wakefield NorthMarq was well represented, along with our United Properties colleagues. Tom Martin, Minneapolis broker, said “I always find this conference worth my time, making good connections that come back to me throughout the year.” Skip Melin, a Minneapolis Capital Markets broker, echoed this, stating “the conversations I have in Chicago help me expand my network, and my business.” Deb Carlson, another Minneapolis transaction broker, found this year’s conference to be particularly helpful in meeting with retailers on moving current deals forward. “It was great”, she said, “to be able to put my Philadephia based client together with potential national retailers from around the country together to work through issues to get deals done.”
And of course the best part of the day was the Cushman & Wakefield client party, held this year at Bar Siena in downtown Chicago. By all accounts, everyone had a great time, with lovely food and drinks, conversation, and a great Cub’s ball game on the tv! Wins all around!