Bill Cooney joined Baum in 2019. His primary focus is in retail tenant and landlord representation in the Chicagoland MSA. Since joining Baum, Bill has developed a specialty within the emerging cannabis business. While representing Cresco Labs on a national basis, Bill has collected material experience understanding state and local regulations, zoning requirements, and negotiating letters of intent in the cannabis industry.
Prior to joining Baum, Bill worked as a broker at Fitzgerald Commercial where he represented tenants like Chase Bank, Mike Ditka’s Restaurant Group, and the PGA Super Store, in addition to various landlords and developers in the Chicagoland region.
Bill graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban & Regional Planning. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. Bill is a passionate Chicago and Illini sports fan and enjoys playing soccer, golfing, and traveling in his free time.