Marcus Cook Joins Baum Realty Group as New Senior VP

The commercial broker has 18 years of experience in various branches of commercial real estate, including the hospitality sector.
Marcus Cook, Senior VP of Baum Realty Group
Marcus Cook, Senior VP of Baum Realty Group

ChicagoBaum Realty Group made a valuable addition to its Tenant Representation team by hiring Marcus Cook as senior VP. A Chicago native, Cook has more than 18 years of experience in commercial real estate, including activity in the hospitality sector in the Midwest. Cook also oversaw several student housing development projects in Iowa City and Madison for Chicago-based investors.

His professional activity also includes acquisition of locations and lease negotiations for several national franchisors, but also a management role for Chicago’s restaurant group. “Managing one of the highest grossing restaurants in America certainly keeps you on your toes and forces you to become a multitasking expert, a trait that stays with you forever. (…) I can apply that knowledge for my clients, increasing their odds of success in this arena,” Marcus Cook said in a prepared statement.

Cook’s recent professional focus revolves around distressed or under-performing multifamily assets and bank-owned single family homes. His resume also includes several brokerage roles at Conlon Commercial, where he also served as managing director.

Baum Realty Group is a leader in commercial real estate brokerage, celebrating 25 years of activity this year.