Susan B. Rosen

Susan Rosen

Executive Managing Director

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

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    +1 847 518-3222

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Susan Rosen has been actively involved in the Chicago Metropolitan Commercial Real Estate industry for over 30 years and has consistently been on Cushman & Wakefield’s Chicago Top Producers’ List. By joining Cushman & Wakefield 30 years ago, she has been able to tap into the vast resources and client focused “Global Service Platform”. Ms. Rosen was ranked #1 in her office in 2012 and 2014, in the top 100 worldwide, and in the top 60 in her service line worldwide. During 2014 she leased over 1M square feet on behalf of her corporate clients. Ms. Rosen has been the lead broker/consultant for some of the most significant transactions, primarily in the Chicago area markets. In 2016, Susan was inducted into the Midwest Real Estate News’ Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Throughout her career, she has executed more than $6 billion worth of transactions, realizing dramatic savings in both time and money for her corporate clients.

Ms. Rosen has personally represented such major corporations as Anixter, Aspect Software, Bway, Burns & Wilcox, Capital One, Colgate Palmolive, CompTIA, Crowell & Moring, LLP, FedEx, Fireman’s Fund, First American Title, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, Lucent, Miller Cooper & Company, Newell Rubbermaid, Nokia, Pitney Bowes, and Siemens. Her focus is on creating and implementing both acquisition and disposition real estate strategies for her clients, involving recasting and negotiating conventional leases, subleases, build-to-suits, purchases, land and building sales and sale/leaseback transactions. In addition to her Chicago area transaction experience, she is currently the single point of contact or preferred vendor representing corporate clients for global real estate portfolios. Ms. Rosen has been successful in re-positioning, releasing and sale of owner/user and surplus properties for major corporations. She has also represented select product for investor clients.

Awards & Associations

  • Ms. Rosen has been nominated by her peers several dozen times for coveted professional awards. Notable achievements include; Career Achievement Award from IL RE Journal; NAIOP Office Transaction(s) of the Year; NAIOP Build-to-Suit Transaction of the Year; Greater Food Depository Office Tenant Rep of the Year and “Top Producers” and “Service Excellence” recognition within Cushman & Wakefield. Ms. Rosen was also named “Chicago Power Broker” by CoStar for 2014.
  • Founder and Board Member of Chicago Real Estate Executive Women (CREW)
  • Member of Chicago Office Leasing Broker's Association (COLBA)
  • Advisory Board Member and Mentor of Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative 
  • Member of NAIOP
  • Member of CoreNet
  • Within Cushman & Wakefield she is a member of the Tenant Advisory Group (TAG)


  • Anixter - HQ Build-to-Suit (176,000 sf),
  • Lucent Technologies – Acquisitions (Over 1M SF in Chicago suburbs),
  • Digital (now HP) - Disposition of Corporate Campus (240,000 SF), 
  • Honeywell - Disposition of Corporate Campus (500,000 SF), 
  • Newell Rubbermaid - Suburban HQ (120,156 SF), 
  • Aspect Software - Global Portfolio including HQ (800,000 SF), 
  • Fortune 200 – Suburban and CBD division HQ and Operations Center (350,000 SF),
  • Fortune 200 - Disposition of Corporate HQ (560,000 SF)