November 14. 2012 9:00AM - Last modified: November 14. 2012 9:30AM

Brokers from CBRE, Apex come to Boerke Company

Milwaukee-based The Boerke Company Inc. announced that it has added three additional brokers: Rand Wolf, formerly a senior vice president and industrial broker for CBRE; Kristian Sydow, formerly vice president of retail brokerage for Grubb & Ellis|Apex Commercial and Nathan Powers, former retail broker for Grubb & Ellis|Apex Commercial.

“They are all seasoned brokers,” said Boerke principal Terry McMahon. “That helps tremendously. Training new people, which is something we are willing to do, is very expensive and time-consuming.”

The addition of the three means Boerke Company, which is affiliated with Cushman & Wakefield, now has 19 brokers.

“We are in a growth mode right now,” McMahon said. “Part of it is our Cushman & Wakefield platform. The company is on the move. (Cushman & Wakefield) is now the third largest real estate firm in the world.”

Wolf is the second high-profile industrial broker to come to The Boerke Company from CBRE. Roger Siegel, formerly an executive vice president and the head of the industrial properties group for CBRE’s Milwaukee office, joined Boerke Company as a partner.

Brookfield-based Grubb & Ellis|Apex Commercial was dissolved recently and its former president Dan Jessup is now leading the new Milwaukee area Jones Lang LaSalle, in the same location that Grubb & Ellis|Apex Commercial occupied.

Jones Lang LaSalle is focusing on office and industrial brokerage in its Milwaukee office, leaving the Apex retail brokers to look elsewhere for employment. Jessup is being joined by former Apex Commercial broker Michael Streit in the Milwaukee area Jones Lang LaSalle office. Jessup and Streit are both office brokers.

Boerke Company has also added Brianna Larson as a marketing research analyst. She joined the firm in September and previously worked for SNL Financial.

“It’s a very exciting time to be a part of a company that has been diligently working for our clients in the community, especially as other CRE firms in the area are going through some corporate changes, it proves we will continue to compete and attract top tier talent in the region,” McMahon said.