Foundation News

Mark S. Robbins

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mark is a real estate professional whose career in commercial brokerage/management spans more than 40 years. He has negotiated in excess of two billion dollars of commercial transactions and has represented more than three million square feet of Class A office property. His leadership in tenant representation is based on understanding client objectives, responding with strategic solutions and building deep client relationships. With his participation and background from 1991 to 1998 as a founder, past chairman, vice chairman and director of The Commercial Network, the world’s second-largest commercial real estate network, Mark brings global experience and organizational strength to his team.

Prior to joining Avison Young, Mark served as President of the Commercial Division and was on the executive committee of Baird & Warner Commercial.  In his 14-year tenure with that firm, he was consistently the top producer among brokers. Mark then helped to launch Transwestern’s Midwestern operation based in Chicago.  During his 14 year tenure, Mark helped grow the Midwest operation from 3 to 300 employees.  During which time, Mark was recognized as Transwestern’s top overall producer in 2001, 2005, and 2010.  Mark was the top overall tenant representation broker for 8 out of 10 years.  Most recently, Mark was recognized as a top producer at Cushman & Wakefield completing a number of prestigious, high profile transactions across the globe.