Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM

Senior Director,
Cushman & Wakefield

Contact Details

Cushman & Wakefield
80 South 8th St., Ste. 1400
Minneapolis, MN
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Phone: (952) 465.3372

Social Links


  • University Of St Thomas - St Paul, MN, CCIM Designation, CCIM Jay Levine Leadership Academy Graduate class of 2009


  • Top Office Broker 2007, Branch Deal of the Year 2008, Top 5 Sales Profressional C&W Minnesota - 2008, CCIM Minnesota Dakotas Past Chapter President, SIOR Minnesota Chapter President 2012, CWNM Offshore Club 2012, SIOR Foundation Trustee 2012 - present, Robert P. Boblett Award 2017, SIOR Foundation President 2018-2019, SIOR Conference Breakout Committee Chair 2015 to present

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate Index
  • Communication Questions
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Services
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Events
  • Investments
  • Landlord
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Membership in SIOR
  • PR and subject matter requests
  • Sale/Leasing
  • SIOR Foundation
  • SIOR Monthly
  • SIOR Weekly
  • Tenant Representation
  • Thought Leadership
  • Transactions updates


24 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry with a practice involving investment analysis, project feasibility, leasing/marketing programs, and development pre-leasing in a variety of US markets.

Practice includes tenant representation and landlord representation. Involved in leasing of over 6.5 million square feet of office/medical and mixed-use product, completing transactions involving more than 4.25 million square feet for a gross total consideration of $300 million dollars.

-Robert P. Boblett Award (Minnesota Chapter Award) 2017
-Offshore Club (top producer group) Cushman & Wakefield Northmarq 2012
-Top 5 Broker Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota 2008
-Cushman & Wakefield Branch Transaction of the Year award 2008
-Top 10 Office Broker 2007 Minneapolis Business Journal

Industry Involvement:
-Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Designee
-Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designee
-2019/2020 SIOR Foundation President
-2019/2020 SIOR Communications & Branding Committee Co-Chair
-2013/18 SIOR Foundation Trustee
-2012 SIOR Minnesota Chapter President
-2012/2013 SIOR Education Council Committee Member
-2008 President Minnesota/Dakotas CCIM Chapter
-2007/2008 CCIM National Strategic Planning Committee
-2009 CCIM Jay Levine Leadership Academy Graduate
-Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR) member
-Minnesota Association of Realtors (MAR) member
-International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) member

Sample Client list:
Atwater Properties, Concorde Properties, Colonnade Properties, Ryan Companies, GE Money, GE Finance, IRET, Kraus Anderson, Cargill, WP Carey, Fairfield Financial Services, Nightingale Realty, Sears/K-Mart, Jimmy John’s, Fresenius Biomedical, Konica Minolta

Specialties:Office Leasing and Sales -- Retail Leasing and Investment Sales, Asset repositioning strategy and execution