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Quinlan School of Business

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William K. Frain

Title/s: Senior Vice President, CB Richard Ellis



Mr. Frain is currently a Senior Vice President in the Chicago Region Industrial Services Group and is a leader of the firm’s Global Supply Chain Practice Group.  He is responsible for developing and implementing local and national real estate solutions for clients with diverse needs. His focus is assisting corporate users of industrial space by optimizing their distribution and manufacturing networks and providing results driven total real estate occupancy cost strategies.  Mr. Frain successfully integrates a holistic approach to his client’s real estate strategies by delivering transportation analysis, labor analytics, and economic incentive negotiations. Bill’s clients span a broad range of industries including food service, retail distribution, consumer goods, and manufacturers of industrial products.

Mr. Frain is a CBRE veteran coming to the firm following its merger with Insignia/ESG in 2003. Throughout his twenty-eight year career, he has negotiated transactions in 50 markets outside of Chicago including Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia valued in excess of $1.5 billion. Bill implements real estate strategies that have consistently saved his clients time and money.

Areas of Expertise include:  Tenant Representation, Logistics Consulting, Site Selection, Surplus Asset Disposition.




Mr. Frain attended the Miami University of Ohio and the University of Toledo and earned a B.B.A. in Business Administration.


Mr. Frain has dedicated a significant amount of his personal time to local city government committees and charitable activities including coaching various youth organized sports.  Bill resides in Lake Forest with his wife, and two children.



Quinlan School of Business · 1 E. Pearson St., Maguire Hall, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6113 · Fax: 312.915.7207

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