Chris Wood

Executive Managing Director
Executive Managing Director


As Cushman & Wakefield’s Top Chicago Brokerage Producer for 2018 and one of its Top 100 Brokers Nationally, Chris has been responsible for lease transactions valued over $5.0 billion, which range from 1,000 to 1.2 million square feet. In 2004 and 2011, Chris was honored with a Brokerage Deal of the Year Award by the NAIOP Chicago Chapter for the USG headquarters project (350,000 rentable square feet) and the Nokia/Navistar project (1.2 million rentable square feet). In 2018 Chris was Cushman & Wakefield’s #1 Ranked Producing Broker in its Chicago marketplace and was also selected by Connect Real Estate Media as one of the Top Producing Brokers in the US having closed over $1.0 billion in client transaction volume in 2018.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Chris was vice president of leasing for the central United States for Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), the nation’s largest publicly-traded office REIT. In this role, Chris was twice awarded EOP’s National Lease Transaction of the Year award.

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Indiana University
  • Illinois Managing Broker License 

Awards & Associations

  • Serves as Kemper Insurance’s account team co-leader in implementing exclusive real estate strategy and project execution across its US portfolio
  • Serves as Heidrick & Struggles’ account team co-leader in implementing portfolio transaction strategy and execution for the leading executive search organization’s leased office portfolio on a global basis
  • Serves as USG’s account team co-leader in implementing exclusive real estate strategy and project execution across its Global portfolio


  • Nokia
    • 350K RSF North American HQ in Dallas, TX (2018 Award for “Dallas Office Deal of the Year”)
    • 225K RSF Campus in Sunnyvale, CA
    • 1.2 million RSF Owned Campus Sale in Lisle, IL (2011 NAIOP “Chicago Deal of the Year”)
  • Electrolux 
    • Distribution Center leases in Chicago, IL; Inland Empire, CA; Atlanta, GA; Minooka, IL; Ontario, CA; Fairburn, GA; El Paso, TX; Hazleton, PA
    • 5.8 million RSF total
  • USG
    • 350K RSF HQ in Chicago IL
    • 125K RSF R&D in Libertyville, IL
  • Charter Communications
    • 530K RSF HQ in Stamford, CT (2018 Award for “Stamford Office Deal of the Year”)
    • 130K RSF Office in Louisville, KY
    • 90K RSF Call Centre in St. Louis, MO


  • Allianz SE
  • American Family Insurance
  • Aon Corporation
  • CCC Information Services
  • Charter Communications
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Dow Chemical
  • Electrolux
  • Heidrick & Struggles
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Kemper Insurance
  • Michelin
  • Navigant Consulting
  • Nokia
  • NPD Group
  • Russell Reynolds
  • Shure Corporation
  • True Value
  • Union Pacific
  • USG
  • Waste Management