Brent Wayburn

Professional Expertise

Brent Wayburn is a Director with the Cushman & Wakefield Retail Services Group in Chicago and has been in the industry for over 15 years. Brent specializes in tenant representation throughout the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. His far-reaching knowledge of the local landscape and enthusiastic approach provides his clients with first-class service.

Brent’s expertise spans a wide range of regional, national, and global retailers in guiding their market expansion strategies, transaction management and deal negotiation. Brent has been fortunate to have collaborated with a wide array of retailers including: Nike, Capital One, Citibank, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Lumen Optical and Hannah’s Bretzel to name a few.

Brent also has a proven track record in aiding developers, property owners, and landlords in ground up shopping center development, storefront leasing, land sales, and disposition. He has spearheaded the leasing efforts for several significant ground-up developments, specialty urban assignments and suburban power centers. His clients include Shorewood Development Group, Lennar, GMX, GGP, Newcastle Limited, Northpond Partners, The Glazier Corporation, and Centrum Properties. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Brent served as Vice President at Metro Commercial Real estate for 9 years.

Clients Served

Nike, Capital One, Citibank, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Lumen Optical, Navy Federal Credit Union, True Religion Brand Jeans, Just Salad, Noodles & Co., Snap Kitchen, Piada Italian Street Food, Protein Bar, Hannah’s Bretzel, Zoup!, J. Alexander’s, Kona Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Native Foods Café, Penn Station East Coast Subs, Jimmy John’s, Goldfish Swim School, Total Hockey, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, Kiddie Academy , Omaha Steaks

Major Transactions

  • Nike – Bucktown & Kildeer
  • Capital One – Lincoln Park & Lakeview
  • Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Michigan Avenue
  • True Religion – Michigan Avenue
  • Lumen Optical – Bucktown
  • Hannah’s Bretzel – 150 N. Riverside

Professional Affiliations

  • Member: International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


  • BA – University of Michigan