Chad Vande Zande


Chad is a Principal at Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke and co-chair of the Industrial Service Practice. Throughout his 30-year career in industrial real estate Chad has had the unique opportunity to be a top producing broker and a Senior VP of Acquisitions for a large Industrial REIT leading to over $1.5 Billion in closed transactions. During his 9 years with CenterPoint Properties, he acquired over $750 Million of industrial properties in Southeast Wisconsin, Los Angeles, CA, Northern California, Seattle, WA and Houston, TX. This experience has provided Chad a uniquely differentiated skill set when creating and executing strategies for his clients. Chad was also a 4-year letter winner for the Wisconsin Badgers Football Team and a member of the 1992 & 2000 Americas Cup sailing teams (A3 & New York Yacht Club).


  • Wispark
  • CenterPoint Properties
  • Westmount Realty Capital
  • WPT Capital Advisors
  • HSA Commercial Real Estate
  • Westminster Capital
  • STAG Industrial
  • Zilber Property Group
  • Hillwood Investment Properties
  • Link Logistics Real Estate
  • Ryan Companies


  • 2014 CARW Deal of the Year Winner (Development / Construction Category)
  • 2015 Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Development Deal of the Year
  • 2017 CARW Realtor of the Year
  • 2019 CARW Deal of the Year Winner (Industrial Category)
  • 2020 CARW Deal of the Year Winner (Industrial Category)
  • Recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a Milwaukee Area Power Broker


  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) Board Member


Vande Zande graduated in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  While at Madison, Chad competed on the Wisconsin Badger Football team where he was a four-year letter winner.