Press Release

CBRE Recruits Two New Hires to Strengthen Minneapolis Retail Team

22 1 2018


CBRE announced Rob Wise and Charlie Hexum, a top-performing pair of retail leasing specialists in the Twin Cities, have joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as Vice President and Senior Associate, respectively. They join CBRE’s growing retail business to focus on landlord representation for retail assets.

Mr. Wise and Mr. Hexum join CBRE from Mid-America Real Estate in Minneapolis. During his six-year tenure at Mid America most recently as Vice President of Leasing, Mr. Wise represented institutional landlord clients and regional developers in transactions totaling more than 1,000,000 square feet. His teammate Mr. Hexum also spent four years at Mid-America focused on landlord representation for retail clients.

“We are excited to add this great pair to our retail team in Minneapolis and further boost our retail business. Rob and Charlie have deep relationships with landlords and developers in the Twin Cities area and, most importantly, are well-known for their dedication to their clients,” said Blake Hastings, Managing Director, CBRE. “Rob and Charlie will be instrumental in growing our retail presence in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.”

Mr. Wise is a graduate of the commercial real estate program at Nottingham Trent University.  After beginning his commercial real estate career in London, Robert pursued and became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is an active member of the Minnesota Shopping Centers Association (MSCA), RICS America and a board member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR).

Mr. Hexum earned his degree in real estate with an emphasis in sales and marketing from St. Cloud State University while working as an intern at Mid-America. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, MSCA, MNCAR, and is currently a CCIM candidate.

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