Ned Franke

Ned Franke

Executive Managing Director

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    225 W Wacker
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

  • Phone

    +1 312 470-1805

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Ned Franke is an Executive Vice President with Cushman & Wakefield. Ned has been actively involved in the commercial real estate business since 1987 and joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2003.  His primary focus at Cushman & Wakefield is representation of clients in site selection and lease and purchase negotiations, including management of multi-market requirements on a regional, national and international basis.  Given his extensive experience in the data center and education sectors, Ned is an active member of C&W's national data center and education practice groups.  Recent projects have included lease renegotiation and renewal, data center site evaluation and negotiations, build to suit, market value and position analysis for owner occupied facilities, campus disposition and sale leaseback.

Awards & Associations

  • Consistent Top 10 Producer
  • Cushman & Wakefield's Top Overall Producer in the Chicago area, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Finalist for Crain's Chicago Office Broker of the Year


  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Bell Canada
  • DeVry
  • Education Management/Argosy University
  • ForeFront Education
  • Guy Carpenter
  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • Kroll
  • Marsh USA
  • Mercer
  • Mondelez
  • Nokia
  • Pfizer
  • Qwest
  • Snap-On
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Trading Technologies
  • Unilever
  • Verizon
  • Warner Brothers