Keith Puritz

Keith Puritz

Executive Director
Executive Director

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    9500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
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    Rosemont, IL 60018
    United States

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Keith Puritz is an Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield and brings 30 years of commercial industrial real estate experience to the firm. During his career, he has closed more than $2.75 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 CBRE from 2002-2014 and Cushman & Wakefield from 1988-2002.

Keith has earned a number of distinguished awards throughout his career. From 2002-2014, 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 second on seven occasions. He also ranked as Cushman & Wakefield’s #1 industrial producer in 2000 and 2001, and 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 and 2017, 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.


Awards & Associations

  • NAIOP Industrial Speculative Development of the Year, Bridge Point North I, 2017
  • Top Industrial Team at CBRE Chicago, 2002-2014
  • CBRE Chicago Chairman's Circle, 2008-2014
  • CBRE #1 Industrial Producer Chicago, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
  •  CBRE #2 Industrial Producer Chicago, 2006-2008, 2010-2013
  • Cushman & Wakefield's #1 Industrial Producer, 2000, 2001
  • Cushman & Wakefield's "Top 100" for all brokerage professionals in the U.S., 1995-2001
  • NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year Nominee, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008-2014, 2018
  • NAIOP Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year Nominee, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008-2014, 2018
  • NAIOP Suburban Office Build-to-Suit of the Year Nominee, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008-2014, 2018
  • NAIOP Industrial Redevelopment of the Year Nominee, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008-2014, 2018
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Industrial Broker of the Year, 2005, 2009
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Industrial Broker of the Year Finalist, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008-2012
  • NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year, Follett Corp, 2011
  • Director of National Industrial Services Advisory Council
  • Member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Member of Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)

Assignments

  • Bombardier Corporation - 500,000 SF
  • Cardinal Health - 1.6 MSF / 225 Acres
  • Chicago Tribune - 350,000 SF
  • Culligan - 525,000 SF
  • Follett - 550,000 SF
  • Hershey Corporation - 80,000 SF
  • Hewitt Associates - 220,000 SF
  • Intermatic - 500,000 SF
  • Kemper Insurance - 100,000 SF
  • IKEA - 850,000 SF / 150 Acres
  • McKesson Corp. - 450,000 SF
  • Medline Industries - 500,000 SF
  • Mercedes-Benz of North America - 200,000 SF
  • Pfizer - 1.1 MSF
  • Procter & Gamble - 3.2 MSF
  • ProFlowers - 260,000 SF
  • Sauer-Danfoss - 200,000 SF
  • Time Warner - 135 Acres
  • Solo Cup - 500,000 SF
  • ULINE - 200 Acres
  • Unilever Corporation - 600,000 SF
  • USG Corporation - 95 Acres
  • Wal-Mart - 700,000 SF
  • Waste Management, Inc. - 150,000 SF
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals - 265,000 SF
  • W.W. Grainger - 2.0 MSF