Mike McDermott

Michael McDermott

Consulting Director

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    225 W Wacker
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

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    +1 312 470-3807

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Mr. McDermott is a Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Strategic Consulting group.   Mr. McDermott has 10 years experience in strategically aligning real estate with the operational needs of corporate owners and tenants.  He is responsible for management of site selection, portfolio optimization and workplace analysis projects from the initial investigation through successful completion.  His areas of expertise include supply chain network analysis, labor analytics, urban planning and portfolio analysis using business intelligence software.  He is also a regular speaker and contributor to Cushman & Wakefield’s thought leadership. 

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. McDermott was a Director in Global Corporate Services for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank where he assisted clients across multiple industry sectors including manufacturing, distribution centers, renewable energy, data centers and shared services.   He also assisted communities and regions in developing economic development strategies for targeted industries and foreign direct investment.  In addition, Mr. McDermott worked in municipal economic development for the Village of Tinley Park, Illinois where he assisted with commercial redevelopment projects in the downtown core and manufacturing business attraction.  

Awards & Associations

  • Prosci Certified Change Practitioner
  • Illinois Development Council, board member
  • Urban Planning and Policy Alumni Association, President
  • Lambda Alpha International – Ely Chapter
  • CoreNet Global
  • Urban Land Institute


  • AbbVie
  • Peoples Gas
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Kenall Manufacturing
  • Entergy
  • The PrivateBank
  • Starwood Hotels
  • Pfizer