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CBRE Hires Senior Transaction Manager in Chicago

CBRE has hired Ciana Carpenter as a senior transaction manager in Chicago. A licensed attorney, Carpenter will join the tenant representation team of Brad Serot, Paul Reaumond, Ian Murphy and Tony Coglianese, who together have leased more than 10 million square feet globally since 2020.

Carpenter brings nearly 10 years of commercial real estate and legal experience to the position. She joins CBRE from Charles Schwab, where she served as a senior relationship manager and senior transaction manager.

“Ciana’s experience and skillset deepens our team’s capabilities as she will provide clients with expert advice and guidance throughout the lease review process while also supporting their portfolio optimization efforts,” said Serot. “We are thrilled to add her to the team and look forward to her contributions to the business.”


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