Industry leader Chris Bobowski joins the C&W retail team

Cushman & Wakefield has hired Chris Bobowski, an industry veteran of over 20 years, as senior director on the Chicago retail brokerage team. Bobowski will focus on tenant representation in the Chicago area and big box, multi-market accounts and will work out of the company’s Chicago headquarters office.

“The retail and hospitality sectors continue to transform and with Chris’s wealth of experience representing tenants at the local and national level, he brings expansive industry knowledge, a strategic vision and a portfolio of connections and clients to the changing landscape,” Vicki Noonan, Chicago managing principal at Cushman & Wakefield, said.

Over the past 15 years, Bobowski has been a broker at Bobowski Commercial Real Estate in Naperville, Illinois, focused on tenant representation in the greater Chicago area, as well as other Midwest markets including Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee and Northern Indiana. He has experience in lease negotiations, land and building acquisition, market analysis, market roll-out and strategy implementation, and has worked with local and national clients such as Cycle Bar, Fidelity Investments, Gordon Food Service, HyVee, Party City, Phenix Salon Suites, Portillo’s, Starbucks and Art Van Furniture.

“Chris is known across the industry as an effective leader and consummate professional, who executes at the highest level,” said Gregory Kirsch, executive managing director and Midwest retail leader at Cushman & Wakefield. “He works with some of the most recognized brands in the U.S. and is a great addition to our retail practice group as we continue to expand our client-base in the Chicago area and across the Midwest.”

Bobowksi is an active member of International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame.