Scott Brandwein


Executive Vice President, CBRE

Scott Brandwein has been an Executive Vice President at CBRE since its merger with Insignia/ESG in July 2003.  He is widely regarded as one of Chicago’s most experienced and successful commercial real estate brokers and consultants.  Since beginning his real estate career in 1979, he has been personally involved in more than 2,000 projects that span the range of commercial real estate,  including office and industrial tenant representation, land sales and assemblage, disposition of surplus properties, and a variety of agency, leasing and sale assignments He has participated in over 150 consulting engagements on behalf of users, developers, lenders, property owners, municipalities and economic development groups and has been a member of project teams on a variety of development projects, including business parks and speculative office buildings and industrial and retail developments.

Current responsibilities include CBRE Private Equity and Life Sciences Practice Groups in the Midwest Region and focusing on tenant representation.

Mr. Brandwein began his career with Frain Camins & Swartchild, 1979 where he became a Principal of the firm in 1981.  After holding a variety of positions within the company, including brokerage, research, consulting and agency leasing and sales, he became the Managing Partner in 1995.  Mr. Brandwein combines his knowledge of all of the different product types, consulting and brokerage background with an extensive general business background to develop solutions and strategies customized to each project.