Marcus Cook joins Baum Realty Group in 2016 bringing his expertise in the hospitality markets and his enviable track record to Baum’s tenant representation team, a client forward site selection team that has shaped the retail brokerage industry for twenty-five years. Marcus has represented a wide spectrum of clients by capitalizing on his deep understanding of the service industry.
Marcus gained invaluable experience and an incredible business network through his management roll with Chicago-based Gibson’s restaurant group. Marcus has a keen understanding of restaurant and bar operations, and routinely applies that knowledge in the representation of landlords and tenants as well as buyers and sellers of commercial properties.
In 2013 Cook shifted focus to multi-family distressed or under-performing assets as well as bank owned single family homes. Most recently, Marcus served in several brokerage roles with Conlon Commercial, including several years as their Managing Director, where he honed his reputation as an unwavering client advocate and tenacious broker.
Marcus earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Iowa.