Frank Franzese - Cushman & Wakefield
Frank Franzese

Frank Franzese

Executive Managing Director

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  • Location

    225 W Wacker
    3000
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

  • Phone

    +1 312 470-1860

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Profile

Mr. Franzese is experienced and focused on complex real estate asset acquisitions, dispositions, tenant restructuring, strategic real estate planning and advisory. Mr. Franzese has led over $3.5B in aggregate assignments, including negotiating and closing complex commercial transactions of all types. Recognized as a senior leader, his strengths are structuring lease transactions while developing optimal solutions. Mr. Franzese has deep industry expertise from a local, regional, national and international real estate perspective in a multitude of industries including law, not-for-profit associations, technology, communications, manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, insurance, accounting and financial services.

Mr. Franzese continues to be recognized locally and nationally as one of the firm’s most respected and top producing leaders. Within Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Franzese consistently places within the “Top 100.” In Chicago, Mr. Franzese has been recognized as a leader by his peers, is continually seen by his clients as a strategic leader in identifying and designing real estate strategies then executing these strategies with excellent results.

Awards & Associations

  • Cushman & Wakefield “Top 100,” 1999-2015
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Midwest Region Top Overall Producer,” 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Top Office Broker,” 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Midwest Regional Deal of the Year,” 2002
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Midwest Regional Service Excellence Award,” 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Cushman & Wakefield “National Service Excellence Award,” 2002, 2003
  • Crain’s Business Chicago “Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year,” Finalist, 1999, 2003, 2005
  • Member, COBA
  • Past Member, Cushman & Wakefield National Brokerage Advisory Board
  • Former Member, National Football League’s Chicago Bears – Bears Care
  • Former Member, Urban Gateways
  • Past Member, Executive Club of Chicago

Assignments

  • Arris
  • AC Nielsen
  • Alcan, Inc.
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Marketing Association
  • Bridge Finance, LLC
  • Capital Records
  • Case New Holland
  • Centiv Services
  • CIT Group
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio
  • Cozen O’Connor
  • Daily Variety
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fox, Hefter, Swibel, et al
  • Grant Thornton
  • iManage
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Medline Industries
  • Nielsen Media Research
  • NiSource, Inc.
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Playboy, Inc.
  • Quarles & Brady
  • Rio Tinto
  • Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck
  • Scripps Network/HGTV
  • Solo Cup Company
  • SRDS
  • Texaco
  • Tribune Company
  • UBS
  • United Way
  • Viacom
  • Walt Disney Company