Michael Lanning - Cushman & Wakefield
Michael Lanning

Michael Lanning



Mike Lanning joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Vice President, City Leader in 2012.  During his 30 year career in Kansas City commercial real estate, he has focused on major institutional owners, fund advisers, as well as regional and local office building landlords, representing owners and users with a value in excess of $800 million.  Over the past five years, Mike has completed more than one-million square feet of office lease transactions, including two of the three top office leasing deals in the Kansas City metro. He has an excellent understanding of consulting financial services and institutional clients’ real estate needs.  

Mike has been on the Senior Leadership Team for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in various roles for 15 years.  His involvement with IREM has improved his leadership skills through numerous executive level training courses. Prior to joining Cushman 7 Wakefield, Mike worked for CBRE for 25 years.  During his tenure there, he held numerous asset services leadership roles along with office agency and office occupier services responsibilities.

Awards & Associations

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM), Institute of Real Estate Management 
  • IREM, Senior Vice President, 2006-2014
  • IREM, Secretary/Treasurer, 2015
  • IREM, President Elect, 2016
  • IREM, International President, 2017
  • IREM, Executive Committee, 2018
  • Building Owners and Managers Association


  • GSA, 139,390 SF 
  • Quest/ExamOne, 60,000 SF
  • State Street, 50,000 SF
  • Black & Veatch, 182,000 SF
  • CVS/Caremark, 63,000 SF 
  • Sprint Corporation, 525 multi-market lease terminations
  • INVESCO Realty Advisors,  Kansas City portfolio manager
  • Truman Medical Center, 50,000 SF
  • Hills Pet Food Nutrition, 142,000 SF
  • Cerner, 117,000 SF


General Services Administration, Sprint, Viacom, Ford Motor Credit, Prudential Property Company, Cigna Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Group, Clarion Partners, Boston Financial, Lutheran Brotherhood, Norwest Bank, Lend Lease, Invesco, HMG Realty Advisors, Glenborough Properties, DBSI Discovery Real Estate Services, Midland Loan Services, Truman Medical Center, St. Luke’s Healthcare Systems, Diagnostic Imaging, HDG Mansur, Carrow Real Estate Services, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, H&R Block, James Cambell Company, IndCor, Maeburg, LNR Partners, ORIX Realty Asset Management, Sperry Van Ness, CW Capitol, Cerner Group