Metzl and Chernett join Cushman & Wakefield’s Chicago Team

Cushman & Wakefield have added Jonathan Metzl and Brian Chernett to the Chicago tenant representation team, building on its existing strength and continuing the aggressive expansion of the Chicago office. Both will serve as Senior Directors.

“Jonathan and Brian are great additions to our tenant rep practice – bringing an enthusiasm that clients love,” said Shawn Mobley, President, East Region and Chicago Market Lead for Cushman & Wakefield. “This adds to the tremendous momentum we're having in the Chicago office and across the country as we continue to recruit the best and brightest talent to support our clients and our platform.”

Mr. Metzl joins from Savills Studley, where he has worked for the past 13 years. He specializes in the Chicago suburban markets and works with a wide range of office-using clients from technology start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, including DLA Piper, Markel, PotashCorp, PSAV and Siemens. 

“Having a strong platform to support my clients is incredibly important to me – and Cushman & Wakefield offers that platform with a broad and deep bench of talent and resources,” said Mr. Metzl. “I’m excited to join the team and continue building on this momentum sweeping the market.”

Mr. Chernett was most recently with JLL, specializing in real estate solutions for financial institutions and professional service firms in Chicago and across the region. He won NAIOP's Office Lease of the Year award in 2011 for a transaction completed on behalf of Wells Fargo, and was also nominated for Crain's Chicago Business' Downtown Broker of the Year award in 2007 and 2010.

“Cushman & Wakefield has an outstanding brand and reputation in the market and I’m thrilled to be part of that team while continuing to provide creative, innovative solutions for my clients,” said Mr. Chernett.
Including Mr. Metzl and Mr. Chernett, six top Chicago tenant representation brokers have joined Cushman & Wakefield over the past two weeks, building on a strong office leasing team and supporting future growth across the market and the region.