Cawley Chicago has announced the appointment of seasoned industry veteran Michael P. McKiernan to sales manager. For the last year, McKiernan has served as a consultant to Cawley Chicago, focused on coaching individual brokers and brokerage teams on how to be more efficient and productive as they work to serve the needs of their clients.
In this new role, McKiernan, who has held senior-level local, regional and corporate management positions at national brokerage firms, will be responsible for the further growth and expansion of Cawley Chicago. This will be emphasized for the recruitment of additional office, industrial and investment-focused brokers, and the hiring and development of new brokers to the firm.
“We’re at an exciting time in the ongoing evolution of Cawley Chicago,” said Daniel Cawley, SIOR, the founder and managing principal of the firm. “With his presence and experience at all levels of commercial real estate brokerage, Mike McKiernan will assist our effort to add new people, help them be better, more productive professionals and, in the process, elevate the performance of the entire firm.”
McKiernan has approximately 30 years of sales management and executive management roles with Grubb & Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield and Avison Young. The roles he served were focused on local, regional and national business operations.
“As an independent firm, Cawley Chicago has great infrastructure, including broker-friendly technology and support systems; a great, collaborative culture,” McKiernan said. “After working with Dan and the Cawley Chicago team for a year, I’m thrilled to join them as an employee, and look forward to building on what they already have established.”
Cawley Chicago was formed in 1998 and in 20 years has grown to a team of 18 industrial, office and capital markets brokerage professionals. In 2017, the company had its best year ever, increasing its transaction value and volume by more than 35 percent, further expanding the portfolio of property it manages, and growing its portfolio of property listings (for sale and lease).