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Todd M. Caruso

Senior Managing Director

Americas

Todd M. Caruso Senior Managing Director Americas
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience


Todd Caruso is a Senior Managing Director leading and supporting more than 500 professionals in providing Management and Leasing solutions to Investor clients across the Americas Region, including the firm’s Urban Retail and Mixed-use practice areas. In this role, Todd is responsible for the growth of CBRE’s retail management and leasing portfolio of more than 500 million square feet of property in the U.S.

He and his team develop real estate strategies for clients that incorporate the full breadth of CBRE’s platform, working closely with CBRE’s leaders in Advisory & Transaction Services, Asset Services Property Management, Client Care, Capital Markets, Project Management and Valuation.

Todd has worked with CBRE’s Leadership team to help recruit professionals talent and expertise to CBRE’s Americas Region, including support and strategy roles on the acquisitions of Chicago based Northern Realty 2008, Philadelphia-based Fameco in 2013, Dallas-based UCR, Indianapolis-based Site Hawk Retail Real Estate 2015, Cleveland-based Sky Group in 2016, and CBRE’s JV with Streetsense in 2017.

His previous experience includes Retail Sales and Leasing, overseeing CBRE’s Midwest Regional Retail business and managing two of the company’s Chicago offices. In these roles, his responsibilities included business development, revenue/expense, hiring and training.

Mr. Caruso frequently is quoted on retail trends in leading news outlets, having been featured in: The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Economist, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, Chain Store Age, Women’s Wear Daily, Shopping Centers Today and CoStar News.

Todd is involved in numerous charitable and community organizations, including The Dreamcatcher Foundation, Feed My Starving Children, the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation for Industry Mentorship and Cancer Research and The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Graduate University of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member CBRE African American Network Group
  • Graduate University of Arizona Retailing University
  • Honorary Illini, University of Illinois, Real Estate Instruction
  • Rho Epsilon, University of Illinois
  • Member CBRE Retail Leadership Council
  • Graduate and Instruction Leader Professional Selling Skills
Todd M. Caruso Senior Managing Director Americas
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400