Brett Kroner - Cushman & Wakefield
Brett Kroner

Brett Kroner

Executive Director

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    9500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
    Suite 600
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    United States

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    847 650 1616

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Brett Kroner is an Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield and brings 20 years of commercial real estate experience to the firm. Brett’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, transaction management, logistics analysis, development and design/build advisory, structured finance and tax, engineering, economic incentives counseling, asset valuation, project management and land acquisitions and development. Brett advises clients on planning production facilities and distribution centers on behalf of shipping, manufacturing, retail e-commerce and logistics companies. He uses an integrated approach, combining site selection and supply chain strategies, with real-time market knowledge and the insight to deliver value-added services to clients with superior results that return financial savings.

Prior to joining the Cushman & Wakefield, Brett was at Avison Young for two years and CBRE from 2002 to 2014. Brett’s team, which included Keith Puritz, ranked as CBRE’s #1 Chicago industrial team from 2002 to 2014. Brett also earned entry to CBRE’s chairman’s circle from 2008 to 2014. Before moving to CBRE, Brett was with Cushman & Wakefield, focusing on industrial property transactions in the Chicago metropolitan area from 1997 to 2002. Prior to 1997, Kroner spent two years with CB Commercial of Denver, Inc. as part of an industrial redevelopment team for Stapleton Airport.


Awards & Associations

  • Avison Young Affinity Group North American Leader, 2015–2016
  • CBRE’s Chicago Chairman’s Circle, 2008–2013
  • CBRE’s No. 1 Industrial Team of Chicago, 2002–2013
  • NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year, 2011
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Industrial Broker of the Year, 2005–2009
  • AIREB Recipient of the Frank Mahoney Award, 2002
  • NAIOP  Industrial Transaction of the Year Nominee, 2001
  • Recognized as a top ten Chicagoland industrial producer at Cushman & Wakefield, 2001
  • AIREB: Frank Mahoney Award Nominee, 2001 & 2001
  • Cushman & Wakefield’s “Rookie of the Year”, 1997
  • Member of Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Member of Associations of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)
  • Executive Board of Directors, The Cancer Wellness Center


  • Abbott Labs
  • Aramark
  • Avery Dennison
  • Bank of America
  • Beltone
  • CalEast
  • CenterPoint Properties Trust
  • DHL Worldwide Express
  • Duke Realty
  • Eastman Chemical
  • First Industrial
  • Frito-Lay
  • The Heico Companies LLC
  • Mercedes-Benz N.A.
  • Medline Industries
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
  • New York Life
  • Omron Healthcare, Inc.
  • Panattoni
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Provide Commerce
  • Six Flags, Inc.
  • Solo Cup
  • Sprint Corporation
  • Tyco
  • USG
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals