Chris Taylor - Cushman & Wakefield
Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Executive Managing Director

Profile

As Executive Managing Director, Chris Taylor has senior-level responsibility for delivering marketing and leasing services to Cushman & Wakefield clients. He plays an active role in the day-to-day leasing and value-creation process and in developing marketing and leasing strategies for clients’ assets in the Dallas area. Throughout his career, Taylor has developed a unique skill set and successful track record with significant or challenged leasing assignments, which ensure his clients’ properties are positioned to outperform the competition. Chris is also a key leader and contributor to the Cushman & Wakefield new business efforts throughout Texas. 

A recognized leader in the Dallas commercial real estate market, Taylor has created highly successful leasing programs for more than 100 commercial office properties. He has been actively involved in North Texas commercial real estate for more than 30 years, and has closed more than 15 million square feet of transactions on behalf of institutional and entrepreneurial clients across the United States and internationally. Taylor has earned many accolades during his career, including earning the top producer ranking at Cushman & Wakefield (and its predecessor companies) for the Office Project Leasing 15 of the last 19 years. 

Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Taylor was a founding Principal for Texas-based CAPSTAR Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. Prior to that he served as a Senior Vice President-DFW Leasing for Jones Lang LaSalle, a leasing professional for Trammell Crow Co., and in the audit division of Arthur Young & Co.

major transactions

  • TXU Energy – 250,000 SF
  • Vartec Telecommunications –   250,000 SF
  • Nissan – 225,000 SF
  • Sabre - 196,000 SF
  • Caliber Home Loans - 182,000 SF
  • Idearc (SuperMedia) – 150,000 SF
  • Verizon – 145,000 SF
  • AT&T – 144,000 SF
  • Carlson Restaurants, Inc. - 130,000 SF
  • TD Auto Finance - 130,000 SF
  • Research in Motion – 125,000 SF
  • Fannie Mae – 123,000 SF
  • Emcare – 110,000 SF
  • Dealertrack – 110,000 SF
  • Verizon Wireless – 105,000 SF
  • STMicroelectronics – 101,000 SF
  • Service King - 98,381 SF
  • CA Inc. - 92,996 SF
  • Time Warner Cable – 80,000 SF
  • SunGard – 75,000 SF
  • Sprint – 75,000 SF


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Advisory Board Member and Advisory Board Executive Committee Member, Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business
  • Coaching, Southlake Youth Sports (football, basketball, soccer, baseball)

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, Texas Tech University

Awards & Associations

  • CEO Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth, 2018
  • D CEO Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year finalist, 2017
  • D CEO Power Broker, 2013-2018
  • Cushman & Wakefield Top DFW Producer (all service lines), 2016
  • Cassidy Turley EDGE Award, National Office Broker of the Year-Project Leasing, winner 2014, finalist 2011
  • Cassidy Turley U.S. Top 10 Office Broker, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Dallas Business Journal Heavy Hitter-Office Project Leasing, 1996-2016
  • CoStar Power Broker-Office Project Leasing, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009-2016
  • Dallas Business Journal DFW Broker of the Year-Office Project Leasing, 2002, 2010
  • NAIOP North Texas Chapter Office Broker of the Year, 2009
  • Jones Lang LaSalle National Broker of the Year-Office Project Leasing, 1999

Clients

  • Accesso Partners
  • American Capital
  • American National Insurance Company
  • Archon
  • Blackstone
  • Blue Vista Capital
  • CB Richard Ellis Investors
  • CB Richard Ellis Realty Trust
  • CW Capital
  • The Cambay Group
  • Champion Partners
  • Chambers Street Properties
  • Clarion Partners
  • Colony Realty Partners
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • Equity Office
  • Eyde Family Trust
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Franklin Street Properties
  • GE Capital
  • Goddard Investments Group
  • Gramercy Property Trust
  • Hillwood
  • Hines
  • iStar Financial
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Lexington Realty Trust
  • Myers & Crow Company
  • North America Properties
  • Parmenter Realty Partners
  • PegasusAblon Properties
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Provident Realty Advisors
  • Spear Street Capital
  • The Rudman Partnership
  • TA Associates Realty
  • VanTrust Real Estate