For more than 28 years, Sharon Kahan has focused her efforts on urban retail, mixed-use, lifestyle, and luxury brand leasing property within the city of Chicago, including the Loop, Michigan Avenue, Gold Coast, River North, and Lincoln Park, as well as some of the Chicago area’s more exclusive suburban communities. Sharon provides real estate and consulting services to landlords as well as to regional and national retailers seeking specialized representation in the Chicago market and elsewhere in the United States. Sharon’s strategic approach to real estate has proven invaluable in procuring tenants for retail assets and successfully analyzing sites and negotiating lease transactions for tenants.
Sharon has twice been named the Chicago “Retail Broker of the Year” by the Chicago Food Depository, the most prestigious award in Chicago real estate.
Sharon is an active member of the CBRE Urban Retail Group and the CBRE Global High Streets/International Retail Council, a national team for retail specialists who focus on downtowns, urban environments and specialty retail centers, both nationally and internationally.
Sharon has been a top 10 retail producer in Chicago every year since joining CBRE in 2000.
Sharon’s notable recent transactions include Van Cleef & Arpels at 63 E. Oak, Le Colonial at 57 E. Oak, Lalique at 49 E. Oak, Peter Millar at 875 N. Rush, and Montblanc at 900 N. Michigan. She was the team leader in the rollout of Chase Bank in Chicago completing over 60 deals in a 30-month period.