Jeffrey Bender - Cushman & Wakefield

Jeffrey Bender

Executive Managing Director

Profile

A recognized expert in industrial real estate brokerage, Jeff represents investors, owners and occupiers in
the leasing and sales of commercial real estate. Jeff has completed more than 2,200 transactions totaling
more than 180 million square feet valued at more than $6.3 billion. In the past two years alone, Jeff has
solved complex real estate challenges for clients including eBay, UPS, Wayfair, Cabot Properties, Cohen Asset
Management, DRA Advisors, and Interventure Advisors.

In every transaction, Jeff works with clients to help them achieve the highest return-on-investment from their
real estate by understanding their unique business drivers. He sees the big picture, helping organizations
defi ne how their space requirements can best serve their business most productively and effi ciently.
His thoughtful analysis and insight makes him a national leader in industrial real estate and he is regularly
called upon to speak at industry events. He served for fi ve years as National Broker Leader for Cassidy Turley
and DTZ’s Industrial Council Board and the Industrial Institutional Project Leasing Practice Group. He currently
services on Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) Steering Committee and co-chairs
the Industrial Agency Leasing Practice Group.

Awards & Associations

SIOR and CCIM Designations; Member of NAIOP; Member of Cincinnati, Ohio, and National Associations of Realtors; Licensed Real Estate Broker in Ohio and Kentucky. Member, Urban Land Institute ; Member, Warehouse Education Research Council; Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Past President, Airport Area Industrial Association; Past President, Leadership Northern Kentucky Alumni Association; Member, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Past Board President, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home; Executive Committee, St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation; former adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University; Member, Board Secretary, Hamilton County Development Co., Coach, University of Cincinnati Rugby Football Club

Assignments

  • Local broker in Wayfair’s lease of 890,000 SF from Dermody, $33.6 million
  • RREEF’s purchase of Cabot Industrial Trust, 41 million SF, $2.1 billion
  • The lease of a 651,000 sf facility at 500 Gateway Drive, valued at $25 million
  • The Gap’s lease of 1.4 million square feet at 1200 & 1405 Worldwide Blvd., valued at $17 million
  • W.P. Carey’s lease of 570,000 SF to Werner Ladder for $10.8 million
  • Aristech Acrylic’s lease and build-to-suit of 275,000 SF from Prologis, $13.3 million
  • San Mar’s lease and built-to-suit of 770,000 SF from Prologis, $25 million
  • Cabot Industrial’s purchase of 1.2 million SF from Prologis for $31.5 million
  • Sale of two buildings in Park

Clients

Wayfair, Macy’s, Meritor WABCO, Duke Energy, Aristech Acrylics, Levi Strauss & Co., Eastman Kodak, SanMar
Group, Home Depot, Cabot Properties, Prologis, GLP, T.A. Associates, Dermody Properties, RREEF, Lend Lease,
Paul Hemmer Co., WP Carey, G.E. Capital, Liberty Property Trust, Chambers Street Properties, STAG Industrial