Cushman & Wakefield has announced the addition of Mike Nelligan, an industry veteran of over 25 years, as senior director on the Chicago industrial brokerage team. Nelligan will work on both tenant representation and agency leasing out of the company’s Rosemont office, and will focus on the O’Hare and Central DuPage submarkets.
“The industrial sector continues to evolve, with high demand and record-low vacancies across the Chicago area,” said Vicki Noonan, Chicago managing principal at Cushman & Wakefield. “Mike truly understands how the market is changing and with his wealth of experience, portfolio of connections and overall reputation, we believe that he is a perfect fit for this role. As market leaders in the industrial space, we are looking to provide even more innovation and creative solutions to owners and tenants alike, and we have great confidence that with Mike’s leadership we will continue in that positive direction.”
Nelligan most recently served as leasing and acquisitions officer with Exeter Property Group, where he was responsible for leasing, acquisitions and development of industrial and office properties in the Midwest, with a focus on the Chicago market. He was previously executive vice president at JLL on their industrial group for more than 12 years, representing tenants and owners throughout the Chicago area, including clients such as Newell Brands, Spectrum Brands and Kellogg Company.
“Mike has proven himself to be one of the leading experts in the industrial space not only in Chicago, but across the Midwest, and we’re thrilled to have him aboard,” said David Friedland, executive director and Chicago industrial group leader at Cushman & Wakefield. “With his knowledge of the industry and tenant representation expertise, he will be a great asset in helping Cushman & Wakefield expand its presence in the O’Hare and Central DuPage submarkets, where there continues to be robust activity.”