Blake Johnson joins CBRE’s Capital Markets group as executive VP

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Blake Johnson has joined CBRE Capital Markets as executive vice president.

Based in Chicago, Johnson will join the firm’s Institutional Properties team and will be responsible for office investment sales, with a concentrated focus on Chicago central business district (CBD) office transactions.

He returns to CBRE after six years as principal and president at The John Buck Company, where he was involved in a variety of endeavors including acquisitions, dispositions, development, fundraising, capital markets and asset management.

Previously, he spent 12 years in Eastdil’s Chicago office, where he was involved in more than $10 billion of investment sales and financings in Chicago and across the Midwest, including: Willis Tower, 333 West Wacker, One North Wacker, 111 South Wacker, 321 North Clark, Prudential Plaza and John Hancock Center.

Johnson is a graduate of Rice University and received his master’s degree from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.