Mike Mayer

Michael Mayer

Managing Principal


Michael T. Mayer has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and returned to his native Kansas City in 1986, where he accepted a position with the Cohen-Esrey Co.  Mike joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2005 and in 2011 was announced as Managing Principal.

As Managing Principal, Mike oversees strategic and day-to-day operations of one of Kansas City’s largest full-service commercial real estate firms, including agency leasing, tenant representation, project and development services, valuation and advisory services, and asset management. His priorities include new business development, operational excellence and recruitment of top brokerage and management talent. He has extensive experience representing tenants and landlords, and has negotiated leases in excess of $1.8 billion.

Awards & Associations

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Past President
  • Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) Commercial Division, Past President
  • Kansas City Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Past President
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Board of Realtors Commercial Division, Past President
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Home Run of the Year Award Recipient
  • Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame Inductee


  • Option One Mortgage, 1,342,000 SF (cumulative)
  • RSM McGladrey, 2,810,000 SF (cumulative)
  • H & R Block, 410,000 SF
  • Black & Veatch, 170,000 SF
  • I.N.S., 130,000 SF
  • UMB, 86,000 SF 
  • Waddell & Reed, 208,000 SF (cumulative)
  • Wellsky, 120,000 SF
  • Mortgage Lenders of America, 71,000 SF
  • Convergys, 68,000 SF
  • A.I.G., 50,000 SF 
  • PNC Bank, 135,000 SF


Sprint Corporation, Waddell & Reed, Mediware, Verizon Wireless, Stinson Morrison Hecker, New York Life, United Missouri Bank, Monsees & Mayer, P.C., MetLife, B.C. Christopher, Kaiser Permanente, Procter & Gamble, GMAC, NextLink of Kansas Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Visiting Nurses Association, Viacom, TMNG, H&R Block, Embarq, Sun Publications, RSM McGladrey Inc., Birch Telecom, Oppenheimer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Opus, Hines, Townsend Capital, Crown Center Redevelopment Corp, Cline Wood, Quadrangle, Mortgage Lenders of America, UPromise, Hays Companies, Holmes Murphy, WeWork, Hollis+Miller, PNC Bank, Rubin Brown