Rico A. Pietro, SIOR

Principal Lic# BRK.2016000871
  • Direct: +1 216 525 1473

Professional Experience:

Rico Pietro, Principal with Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate is a 20 year veteran in the commercial real estate sector. He joined Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate in 2004 as a founding member of the Office Services Group. Rico provides corporate real estate advisory solutions to his clients locally and on an international basis. Rico currently sits on the Cushman & Wakefield Tenant Advisory Council, Legal Specialty Group and Chair of the Investment Division.

Rico is known as the most active broker in the Cleveland Region and is routinely the firms top producer in dollar volume and number of transactions. Rico specializes in acquisition strategy, creative brokerage, advisory services and marketing trends in the office, investment, and mixed use arena.

Clients Served:

  • Allstate Insurance
  • Carpenters Union
  • Cleveland.com
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Dealer Tire World Headquarters
  • Forest City Enterprises
  • GEIS
  • Gleeson Labs/Co-lab
  • Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • K & D Group
  • Marriott
  • Microsoft
  • New York Community Bank
  • Stark Enterprises
  • Starbucks
  • St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Sun Life
  • Uber
  • University Hospitals Hospital Systems

Major Transactions:

  • Dealer Tire - 180,000 SF
  • “The 9” and County Office Headquarters - 500,000 SF
  • Downtown Land Assembly - “nuCLEus” $26,000,000 - For proposed $500 million mixed used development
  • Sale of Terminal Tower for luxury apartment conversion for $38.5MM

Professional Affiliations:

  • Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS (ACAR)
  • Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Executive Committee

Recognition and Accomplishments:

  • NAIOP Office Broker of the Year 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • NAIOP Office Broker of the Year Nominee 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2017
  • NAIOP Investment Transaction of the Year 2016
  • NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year 2017


John Carroll University: Boler School of Business; B.S.B.A., Marketing Major

Community Leadership:

  • Lakeland Foundation – Next Generation Board Member
  • Ohio Association of Community Colleges Board Member

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