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Michael McKiernan

Principal | Sales Manager

Education and Accreditation

    B.S. Communication Studies, Northwestern University

    Licensed Broker since 1988

Previous Experience

    Managing Principal at Avison Young

    Executive Managing Director of Industrial Brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield

    Executive Managing Director of Central U.S. for Cushman & Wakefield

    President of Eastern U.S. for Grubb & Ellis

    President, Midwest, for Grubb & Ellis

    Sales Manager, Chicago, for Grubb & Ellis

    Industrial Broker for Grubb & Ellis


Michael has been a Real Estate professional since 1988 and has thrived in good times and bad. Throughout his career, he’s specialized in Industrial Real Estate Brokerage and management of brokerage entities.

With 28 years of brokerage, operational and management experience, he helps individual brokers and broker teams stretch to achieve their goals.

Before joining Cawley Chicago, Michael was a Managing Principal of Global Real Estate Consulting and Brokerage at Avison Young and prior to that he held the positions of Executive Managing Director of Industrial Brokerage and Central U.S. for Cushman & Wakefield. He also held several positions at Grubb & Ellis for several years.