Marilyn Lissner

Executive Director • United States

Marilyn Lissner Chicago Suburban Executive Director
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Marilyn Lissner

Executive Director • United States

Marilyn Lissner is an innovative and influential leader at Cushman & Wakefield (C&W)  who has established herself as a pillar of the real estate community with 40+ years of experience, of which 36 have been with C&W. As the lead real estate account manager for several corporations with portfolios in excess of ten million square feet, her advice and expertise combined with the wealth of C&W’s corporate talent and resources has resulted in lease and sales transactions with a value of over $6 billion. Her success is due to her consultative approach and natural talent for connecting clients with solutions. She has earned respect by consistently delivering results, putting her clients’ first, and exceeding expectations. 


Further, she has contributed significantly to the growth and prestige of women in the commercial real estate industry. As one of the founding members of CREW’s Chicago Chapter, an active member of the Chicago Network and the International Women’s Forum, Marilyn has continuously worked to break down barriers and empower women.


Since 1995, Ms. Lissner has won in excess of over 20 professional awards for her accomplishments, many of them being some of the top commercial real estate honors including the Midwest News Hall of Fame, Bisnow’s Commercial Real Estate Power Women, Crain’s Notable Women in Real Estate, Connect Media 2020 Women in Real Estate , Chicago CREW Industry Leadership Award and the  CREW NETWORK Circle of Excellence Award.

  • Abanco
  • Easter Seals
  • SAI Ignite
  • Accord Financial
  • Field Foundation
  • New York Life
  • Sanyo
  • AXA
  • Gartner
  • NYK Lines
  • STV
  • Bibby Financial
  • Girl Scouts
  • Novartis
  • Trans Guard Insurance
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Glass Mountain Capital
  • Penn Mutual
  • Unilever
  • BMC Software
  • The Heico Companies LLC
  • Pernod Ricard
  • US Bank
  • BPI US Group
  • Konica Minolta
  • Pitney Bowes
  • YWCA
  • Catalina Marketing
  • Korn Ferry
  • Precious Moments   
  • Ceridian
  • Medacta
  • QBE Insurance
  • Dionex
  • NEC
  • Remy Cointreau

  • CREW NETWORK - Circle of Excellence Award
  • Crain’s Chicago Commercial Real Estate Office Tenant Representative of the Year
  • Illinois Real Estate Journal Career Achievement Award
  • Midwest RE News Hall of Fame Award
  • Bisnow Power Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate Awards
  • CREW Industry Leader Award
  • Crain's Notable Women in Real Estate


  • Founder and President of Chicago Real Estate Executive Women (CREW)
  • Member of Chicago Office Leasing Broker’s Association (COLBA)
  • Member of The Chicago Network
  • Member and Former Board Member of International Women’s Forum (IWF)
  • Former Member Executive Advisory Leadership Council of Cushman & Wakefield

  • Volunteer, Girl Scouts Camps CEO Leadership Program
  • Volunteer, CREW/Girl Scouts Career
  • Board Member, Alzheimer Association
  • Past Leadership Council member, Chicago United
  • Past Board Member and President, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
  • Advisory Board Member, Blessings in a Backpack

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