Brett Kroner

Vice Chair • United States

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9500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
O`Hare Gateway Office Center
Rosemont, IL 60018
United States

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Brett Kroner

Vice Chair • United States


Brett Kroner is an Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield and brings 22 years of commercial real estate experience to the firm. Brett’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, transaction management, logistics analysis, development and design/build advisory, structured finance and tax, engineering, economic incentives counseling, asset valuation, project management and land acquisitions and development. Brett advises clients on planning production facilities and distribution centers on behalf of shipping, manufacturing, retail e-commerce and logistics companies. He uses an integrated approach, combining site selection and supply chain strategies, with real-time market knowledge and the insight to deliver value-added services to clients with superior results that return financial savings.

Prior to joining the Cushman & Wakefield, Brett was at CBRE from 2002 to 2014. Brett’s team, which included Keith Puritz, ranked as CBRE’s #1 Chicago industrial team from 2002 to 2014. Brett also earned entry to CBRE’s chairman’s circle from 2008 to 2014. Before moving to CBRE, Brett was with Cushman & Wakefield, focusing on industrial property transactions in the Chicago metropolitan area from 1997 to 2002. Prior to 1997, Kroner spent two years with CB Commercial of Denver, Inc. as part of an industrial redevelopment team for Stapleton Airport


Awards & Associations

  • Member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) 
  • Member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) 
  • Member of Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) 
  • Executive Board of Directors, The Cancer Wellness Center
  • NAIOP Built to Suit Transaction of the Year Nominee, 2018
  • 2017 NAIOP Industrial Speculative Development of the Year, Bridge Point North I 
  • Avison Young Affinity Group North American Leader, 2015–2016 
  • CBRE’s Chicago Chairman’s Circle, 2008–2013 
  • CBRE’s No. 1 Industrial Team of Chicago, 2002–2013
  • NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year, 2011
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Industrial Broker of the Year, 2005–2009
  • AIRE Recipient of the Frank Mahoney Award, 2002
  • NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year Nominee, 2001
  • Recognized as a top ten Chicagoland industrial producer at Cushman & Wakefield, 2001
  • Cushman & Wakefield’s “Rookie of the Year”, 1997


  • Bombardier Corporation - 500,000 SF 
  • Bridge Development Partners - 200 Acres 
  • Cardinal Health - 1.6M SF 
  • Chicago Tribune - 350,000 SF 
  • Culligan - 525,000 SF 
  • Follett Corporation - 550,000 SF 
  • FRAM - 750,000 SF · Handi-Foil Corporation - 550,000 SF 
  • Hershey Corporation - 80,000 SF 
  • Hewitt Associates - 220,000 SF 
  • IKEA - 850,000 SF 
  • Kemper Insurance - 80,000 SF 
  • Lutter Corp. - 165 Acres 
  • McKesson Corp. - 450,000 SF


  • Abbott Labs
  • Aramark
  • Avery Dennison
  • Bank of America
  • Beltone
  • CalEast
  • CenterPoint Properties Trust
  • DHL Worldwide Express
  • Duke Realty
  • Eastman Chemical
  • First Industrial
  • Frito-Lay
  • Handi-foil
  • The Heico Companies LLC
  • Mercedes-Benz N.A.
  • Medline Industries
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
  • New York Life
  • Omron Healthcare, Inc.
  • Panattoni
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Provide Commerce
  • Six Flags, Inc.
  • Solo Cup
  • Sprint Corporation
  • Tyco
  • USG
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals

My Listings

For Sale • Warehouse/Distribution
543 Diens Drive

543 Diens Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

Lot Size: 84,506 SF / 1.94 Acres

Sale Price: Negotiable

For Sale • Warehouse/Distribution
Stateline 94 Corporate Park Building B

120th Avenue & 122nd Street
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
United States

Lot Size: 1,019,304 SF / 23.4 Acres

Sale Price: Negotiable

For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
Two 94 Corporate Center

4000 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

Available Space: 448,320 SF

Rental Price: Subject to Offer USD

For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
South Lake Industrial Center - Building E

630 Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
United States

Available Space: 165,198 SF

Rental Price: Subject to Offer USD

For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
South Lake Industrial Center - Building B

620 Darling Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
United States

Available Space: 38,679 SF

Rental Price: Subject to Offer USD

Available in Future
For Lease • Warehouse/Distribution
500 East Bunker Court

500 East Bunker Court
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
United States

Available Space: 28,464 SF

Rental Price: Subject to Offer USD

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