CBREs John Latessa named to The Daniel Burnham Fellowship

John Latessa, president of CBRE’s Midwest division, was recently named to the inaugural class of Leadership Greater Chicago’s (LGC) The Daniel Burnham Fellowship.

The Fellowship is for C-Suite or senior level executives who are new to their role or new to Chicago and want to integrate into the civic fabric of the city, understanding its history and future trajectory and building relationships and networks across the greater Chicago region. Latessa was named president of CBRE’s Midwest division in 2017 and oversees operations from Chicago. He was previously an executive managing director in the Detroit market overseeing several Midwest offices.

“In recent years, Chicago has seen an increase of corporate headquarters locating to our city,” said LGC chief executive officer Maria Wynne. “There is no better time than right now to expand civic leadership development in our region. Beyond managing teams and running organizations, executives like Mr. Latessa will benefit from developing a deep understanding of Greater Chicago in order to positively affect the socioeconomic progress of our region and provide a high quality of life for their employees and our communities.”

“I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to working with Leadership Greater Chicago to identify and create solutions for pressing civic issues, as well as to personally develop a stronger relationship with this amazing city,” said Latessa.

CBRE has several professionals who have completed LGC’s Signature Fellows Program, including Jamie Georgas, senior managing director, class of 2018, and Abe Gamboa, senior director project management, class of 2019.