J. Frank Franzese

Executive Managing Director • United States

Frank Franzese Chicago Executive Managing Director
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225 West Wacker Drive
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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Office: +1 (312) 470-1860 x341860

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J. Frank Franzese

Executive Managing Director • United States


Mr. Franzese is experienced and focused on all facets of real estate asset acquisitions, dispositions, tenant restructuring, strategic real estate planning and advisory. Mr. Franzese has been personally involved in over $4B in aggregate real estate assignments of all types around the world. Recognized as an experienced leader, his strengths are structuring lease transactions while developing optimal solutions. Mr. Franzese has deep industry expertise from a local, regional, national and international real estate perspective working with a multitude of industries including law, not-for-profit associations, technology, communications, manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, insurance, accounting and financial services.

Mr. Franzese continues to be recognized locally and nationally as one of the firm’s most respected and top producing leaders. Within Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Franzese consistently places within the “Top 100.” In Chicago, Mr. Franzese has been recognized as a leader by his peers, is continually seen by his clients as a strategic leader in identifying and designing real estate strategies then executing these strategies with excellent results.

  • MBA, Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • Allscripts; US Portfolio – 1.2M RSF
  • NiSource; US Portfolio – 10M RSF
  • Medline Industries; International Portfolio – 16M RSF
  • CNH-Fiat; US Portfolio – 6M RSF
  • Hollister, Inc.: International Portfolio – 2M RSF
  • Quarles & Brady, LLP: US Portfolio – 700,000 RSF

  • Medline Industries, Indianapolis, Indiana – 1M RSF
  • NiSource; Charleston, West Virginia – 395,000 RSF
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio – 325,000 RSF
  • Texaco Oil, Universal City, California – 350,000 RSF
  • Medline Industries, Mundelein, Illinois – 260,000 RSF
  • Capitol Records, Los Angeles, California – 250,000 RSF
  • A.C. Nielsen, Schaumburg, Illinois – 225,000 RSF
  • Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California – 200,000 RSF
  • UBS, Chicago, Illinois – 150,000 RSF
  • American Hospital Association, Chicago, Illinois – 150,000 RSF
  • Solo Cup Company, Lake Forest, Illinois – 140,000 RSF
  • A.C. Nielsen, Chicago, Illinois – 125,000 RSF
  • Anderson Consulting, Mexico City, Mexico – 125,000 RSF
  • Quarles & Brady LLP, Phoenix, Arizona – 110,000 RSF
  • Grant Thornton, Chicago, Illinois – 110,000 RSF
  • Maxicare Health Plans, Glendale, California – 95,000 RSF
  • Rio Tinto, Chicago, Illinois – 90,000 RSF
  • Arris, Lisle, IL – 80,000 RSF
  • Bridge Finance Group, LLC, Chicago, Illinois – 85,000 RSF
  • iManage, Chicago, Illinois – 85,000 RSF
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition, Chicago, Illinois – 80,000 RSF
  • Arris Group, Lisle, Illinois – 80,000 RSF
  • Favorite Brands International, Deerfield, Illinois – 75,000 RSF
  • UBS-PaineWebber, Chicago, Illinois – 75,000 RSF
  • Classified Ventures, Inc., Chicago, Illinois – 70,000 RSF
  • CIT Group, Chicago, Illinois – 60,000 RSF
  • iManage, Chicago, Illinois – 50,000 RSF
  • Playboy, Inc., Chicago, Illinois – 95,000 RSF
  • Sumitomo Bank, Chicago, Illinois – 65,000 RSF
  • American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois – 55,000 RSF
  • American Marketing Association, Chicago, Illinois – 32,000 RSF
  • United Way, Chicago, Illinois – 30,000 RSF
  • Confidential Technology Client – Lease Relocation – 268,000 Square Feet – Chicago, Illinois
  • Confidential Technology Client – Lease Expansion – 103,000 Square Feet – Chicago, Illinois

  • Cushman & Wakefield “Top 100,” 1999-2015
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Midwest Region Top Overall Producer,” 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Top Office Broker,” 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Midwest Regional Deal of the Year,” 2002
  • Cushman & Wakefield “Midwest Regional Service Excellence Award,” 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Cushman & Wakefield “National Service Excellence Award,” 2002, 2003
  • Crain’s Business Chicago “Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year,” Finalist, 1999, 2003, 2005

My Listings

Available in Future
For Lease • Office
155 North Wacker Drive

155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
31,705 SF

Available
For Lease • Office
111 South Wacker Drive

111 South Wacker Drive, #4400
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
9,109 SF

Available
For Lease • Office
Bank of America Plaza

540 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661
United States
13,224 SF

Available
For Lease • Office
191 North Wacker Drive

191 North Wacker Drive, #2000
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
25,708 SF

Available
For Lease • Office
191 North Wacker Drive

191 North Wacker Drive, #2800
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
26,718 SF

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