Colliers Barry Officially Joins Cassidy Turley

Addition of Leading Midwest Firm Further Enhances Cassidy Turley’s Comprehensive Strategy and Geographic Reach

Published on April 15, 2010

St. Louis – Cassidy Turley, one of the largest commercial real estate services providers in the U.S., today announced that Colliers Barry has officially joined the newly integrated company. Colliers Barry will formally be known as Cassidy Turley Barry while transitioning to Cassidy Turley.   

“We are delighted to welcome Cassidy Turley Barry to our company,” said Mark E. Burkhart, CEO of Cassidy Turley. “This union offers benefits not just to Cassidy Turley but, most importantly, to our clients as we strategically expand our service offerings and our geographic footprint.”

Recognized as a market leader in Milwaukee for nearly 90 years, Cassidy Turley Barry specializes in industrial, office, retail, commercial and investment brokerage. The firm has sold and leased over one billion square feet of real estate, including many of the largest industrial, office and commercial properties in Wisconsin and has sold tens of thousands of acres of land, including land that led to the development of many of Wisconsin’s largest business and industrial parks.

“This is an excellent opportunity for each group to extend and amplify our commitment and high quality service to our clients,” said James T. Barry III, President, Cassidy Turley Barry in Wisconsin. “We both benefit by combining our skill sets and client-centric approach to further expand our market insight and cutting edge commercial real estate services.”

One of the most well known and respected commercial real estate firms in Wisconsin, Cassidy Turley Barry has an unparalleled record of providing its clients with value-added results and has handled real estate assignments for some of the largest corporations in the world, ranging from nationwide property dispositions to overseas leasing assignments to the strategic repositioning of distressed real estate assets.

Cassidy Turley Barry has a higher percentage of brokers with CCIM, CRE & SIOR designations than any other major Wisconsin commercial brokerage company. In 2010, for the second consecutive year, Cassidy Turley Barry was the recipient of the First Place Deal of the Year Award from The Milwaukee Business Journal. Cassidy Turley Barry was also the recipient of eight Commercial Association of Realtors – WI Deal of the Year Awards, including Industrial Deal of the Year in 2008 and Office Deal of the Year in 2009. Additionally, the firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal, Wisconsin Corporate Reports and BizTimes Milwaukee as one of the most well-known and respected commercial real estate firms in Wisconsin.

“This is yet another example of doing what is right for our clients in this competitive marketplace,” added Mark Burkhart. ”Welcoming Cassidy Turley Barry to our team represents an additional important step in delivering on our commitment to be a world-class provider of commercial real estate services.” 

About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is one of the largest commercial real estate services providers in the U.S., with 420 million square feet of managed space in 58 locations and $13 billion in completed transactions for 2009. The firms comprising Cassidy Turley include Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers in Washington, DC, Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in the Midwest, Colliers ABR in New York City and Colliers Pinkard in Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh, along with the addition of BT Commercial and CPS in Northern California (formerly affiliated with NAI and CORFAC, respectively), BRE Commercial in Southern California and Phoenix (both formerly affiliated with Grubb & Ellis), Colliers Houston & Co. of New Jersey and Colliers Barry of Wisconsin.  Outside of North America, Cassidy Turley partners with GVA Grimley, the founder and majority shareholder of GVA Worldwide. GVA Worldwide is a global service company with over 2,500 real estate professionals operating in over 85 markets. Collectively, the Cassidy Turley firms have over 360 shareholders.  Through its team of experienced service professionals, Cassidy Turley focuses on the needs of its clients, offering end-to-end services delivered across a full spectrum of commercial real estate including Capital Markets, Corporate Services (which supports more than 25,000 locations), Landlord and Tenant Representation and Property and Project Management. The firm also offers specialty services and industry focused practice groups as well as first class market research. In addition, Cassidy Turley is a leader in assisting clients to create more sustainable workplace environments.  The firm recently ranked in the Top 10 on the Lipsey Co.’s Commercial Real Estate Top Brands Survey.

Maureen Wheeler                                                                                                             



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