Linsey Smith

Director, Consulting • United States

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Linsey Smith

Director, Consulting • United States

Linsey leads our Chicago Research team. She acts as a strategic thought partner for brokers and clients. She works with our fee earners, Marketing and National Research teams to push the status quo and implement best practices locally. Linsey joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2019. In her previous role, Linsey served as the Vice President of Consumer Insights at Compass Group, the world’s largest contracted foodservice and hospitality company. While there she developed and led a team that focused on identifying consumer and market insights and translating the data into innovative financial solutions for business partners and clients. She lends a fresh and consumer-driven perspective to commercial real estate research. 

Linsey received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science, Linguistics and Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley. 


CREW Chicago, Rising Star Award, 2021 

Program Director, Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services, 2010-current 

PhD, Cognitive Psychology, Northwestern University, 2014  
BA, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Spanish; University of California, Berkeley; 2008; Magna Cum Laude 

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