Keith Puritz is an Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield and brings 28 years of commercial industrial real estate experience to the firm. During his career, he has closed more than $2.5 billion in sale and lease transactions. Keith has extensive experience and expertise in industrial property acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, land transactions, investment sales and build-to-suit projects. Prior to joining the firm, Keith was at Avison Young for two years, CBRE from 2002-2014 and Cushman & Wakefield from 1988-2002.
Keith has earned a number of distinguished awards throughout his career. From 2002 to 2014, he was a member of CBRE’s top industrial team in Chicago. He was also honored as CBRE’s top industrial producer in Chicago four times (2002, 2004, 2005, & 2009) and ranked 2nd on seven occasions. He also ranked as Cushman & Wakefield’s #1 industrial producer in 2000 and 2001, and cracked the firm’s “Top 100” for all brokerage professionals in the U.S. every year between 1995 and 2001. Keith has received several nominations for NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year, winning with colleague Brett Kroner in 2011, as well as Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year, Suburban Office Build-to-Suit of the Year, and Industrial Redevelopment of the Year. In 2005 and 2009, he was named Industrial Broker of the Year by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and was a finalist for the same award five other times.