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Mike Ohmes

Cushman & Wakefield

Managing Principal

Job Functions: Executive, Capital Markets, Project & Development Services, Property Management




Mike is the Managing Principal of the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Cushman & Wakefield. In this role, he leads the Minnesota operations of Cushman & Wakefield which includes Brokerage Services, Asset Services, Project & Development Services, Portfolio Administration, Facilities Management and Engineering. The company has been recognized by Minneapolis Star Tribune 6 times as a Top Workplace, by Twin Cities Business Journal as the top Property Management company for 16 straight years, and top brokerage company for the last 6 years. The Minnesota operation employs over 430 people, and manages over 30 million square feet of commercial properties.


Mr. Ohmes was named Managing Principal in 2017. Prior to taking that role, he was Executive Vice President of Transaction & Advisory Services for Cushman & Wakefield NorthMarq, a regional joint venture partner with Cushman & Wakefield.


In that role, Mike was responsible for oversight and leadership of the company's market leading brokerage department, which included more than 90 professionals in office, retail, industrial, advisory and capital markets groups.


MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota


Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Macalester College in St. Paul


SIOR and CCIM designations


Real Estate Broker of Record, MN, WI, ND, IA


Awards & Associations


Minnesota Real Estate Journal, Finalist Real Estate Executive of the Year, 2019


The Minnesota 500, Most Powerful Business Leaders in Minnesota, 2018, 2019


Midwest Real Estate Journal's, Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, 2017


Twin Cities Business Magazine, Top 100 People to Know, 2016, 2019


Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 40 Under Forty, 2013


Professional Affiliations


Board member for the Minnesota Chapter of NAIOP


University of St. Thomas Real Estate Advisory Board Member


Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR)


Past President and current Trustee for the SIOR Foundation


Past board member and Past President of the Minnesota Commercial Property Exchange (MCPE)


Former Mid-Continent Chapter President of SIOR

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation