Brian Duffy


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    225 W Wacker
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

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    +1 312 424-8242

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Brian joined Cushman & Wakefield’s (formerly DTZ) Chicago office during the summer of 2014 after graduating from University of Chicago with Honors. With a specialization on the Chicago CBD office leasing market, Brian focuses his discipline on tracking what makes the market – tenant movement, landlord behavior, transaction structures, capital market activity, debt placement, and more. This expertise allows him to help clients navigate the course of a transaction by driving the market as a leverage creator in any lease scenario – renewal, restructure, relocation, or otherwise. The ultimate goal is to always ensure that the transaction aligns with not only a client’s real estate needs, but also that it promotes the cultural, operational, and financial objectives of the firm.

In addition to Brian’s Chicago market expertise, he has helped manage national office portfolios with multiple locations. In this role, it has been critical to understand the client’s national requirements and standards to be able to implement consistent performance across all markets. In order to so, Brian has leveraged the market knowledge of local partners as advisors throughout the transaction, but commands a no “hand-off” policy that ensures the client receives the same level of service no matter where the transaction may be.

Awards & Associations

  • Member of "YOBA" (Young Office Brokers Association)
  • Member of University of Chicago's "Order of the C"
  • Children's Research Fund Junior Board (CRFJB), an affiliate of Lurie Children's Hospital, Director of Corporate Giving
  • Chi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta Graduate Board, Graduate Relations


  • AIG
  • Russell Investments
  • Rolls Royce
  • Performance Trust Capital Partners
  • Tressler LLP
  • CCC Information Cervices
  • Clarity Partners
  • Breather
  • Barchart
  • Altep, Inc
  • Humana
  • 84.51
  • Prometric
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Educational Data Systems, Inc
  • OneAmerica