Marilyn Lissner - Cushman & Wakefield
Marilyn Lissner

Marilyn Lissner

Executive Director

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  • Location

    9500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
    Suite 600
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    United States

  • Phone

    +1 847 518-3223

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Marilyn Lissner has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry for over 35 years, of which 30 have been with Cushman and Wakefield. She has achieved a successful track record of advising her clients regarding high-level strategic planning, negotiation, and implementation of real estate transactions, as well as corporate advisory and portfolio management solutions.

Marilyn has consistently been one of the highest ranking women in Chicago and Midwest region. As the lead account manager for portfolios in excess of ten million square feet, her advice combined with the wealth of Cushman & Wakefield’s corporate talent and resources has enabled her clients to make strategic cost effective decisions that are aligned with and support core business objectives. Throughout her career her skill in restructuring leases, subleases, build-to-suits, acquisitions, and dispositions has resulted in her team executing more than $5 billion worth of transactions.

Awards & Associations

  • Found and President of Chicago Real Estate Executive Women Founder and President, (CREW)
  • Member of CREW National Network (NN CREW)
  • Member of Chicago Office Leasing Broker’s Association (COLBA)
  • Member of The Chicago Network
  • Member of The Executive Club
  • Member of International Women’s Forum (IWF)
  • Executive Advisory Leadership Council of Cushman & Wakefield
  • Chicago Executive Committee of Cushman & Wakefield
  • Crain’s Chicago Commercial Real Estate Office Tenant Representative of the Year, 1995
  • Illinois Real Estate Journal Career Achievement Award
  • Midwest RE News Hall of Fame Award
  • Bisnow Power Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate Awaards
  • Volunteer, Girl Scouts Camps CEO Leadership
  • Volunteer, CREW/Girl Scouts Career
  • Leadership Council member, Chicago United
  • Past Board Member and President, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago


  • Abanco
  • Accord Financial
  • AXA
  • Bibby Financial
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • BMC Software
  • BPI US Group
  • Catalina Marketing
  • Ceridian, Dionex
  • Field Foundation
  • Gartner, Girl Scouts
  • Glass Mountain Capital
  • The Heico Companies LLC
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honeywell
  • Konica Minolta
  • Korn Ferry
  • NEC, Neopost
  • New York Life
  • NYK Lines
  • Nokia
  • Novartis
  • Penn Mutual
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Precious Moments
  • QBE Insurance Remy Cointreau
  • SAI Ignite
  • Sanyo
  • Siemens
  • STV
  • Trans Guard Insurance
  • Unilever
  • US Bank
  • YWCA