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Joseph V. Barna, SIOR
Industrial Specialist
Principal, Founding Partner, Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate
3 Summit Park Dr., Ste. 200
Cleveland, OH 44131
United States
Phone: +1-216-525.1464
Cell: +1-216-287.4858
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Chapter:   SIOR Ohio Chapter
Member Since: 1995
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Joe has established a reputation as a results oriented overachiever and continues to focus on industrial/commercial real estate brokerage and consulting. His specific areas of expertise include the sale and leasing of industrial/commercial property, land sales and development, tenant representation and consulting services. Joe is also experienced in the procurement of tax abatement as well as other incentive programs available through local, county, state and the federal government. Additionally, regional, national and international strategic alliances provide Joe the unique capability of servicing his clients on a global basis. Joe is the “single point of contact” and is responsible for the day-to-day operations involving the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance. He also is Chair of the Innovation Committee for the Alliance firms throughout North America.

Joe's clients receive the added value of being serviced by the entire "Barna Caplan Team" (Joseph V Barna, SIOR, Simon Caplan, SIOR, George J. Pofok, SIOR, CCIM and Eliot Kijewski, SIOR). Through hard work, collaboration and creativity, our team is clearly positioned as a results oriented industry leader in Northeast Ohio.


Joseph V. Barna, SIOR, Principal with CRESCO Real Estate since its inception in February, 1991.

Joe started his commercial real estate career in 1986 after enjoying eight (8) years as a major account team sales manager with the Xerox Corporation. Joe then worked as an industrial specialist with Grubb & Ellis (formerly Alder, Glavin & Rogers) for five (5) years before co-founding CRESCO Real Estate.

  • Joe's in depth understand of the Real Estate Industry has qualified him to be a featured speaker or panelist at industry events sponsored by Midwest Real Estate News, Lational Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Cleveland State University as well as several community development corporations.
  • NAIOP, "Industrial Transaction of the Year" in 2008 and 2012
  • NAIOP, Honorable mention for "Traveling Gun for Investment Transaction of the Year" in 2010
  • NAIOP, "Investment Transaction of the Year" in 2008
  • NAIOP, "Office Transaction of the Year" in 2006
  • NAIOP, Office Development of the Year" in 2006
  • NAIOP, "Industrial Broker of the Year" in 1999 and 2005
  • 2005 recipient of the "2006 Office Development of the Year" by Duke Realty Corporation for the construction of a 220,000 SF Division Office and International Headquarters for the Rolled Material & Fason Division of Avery Denison
  • CoStar "Power Broker" award every year since its inception in 2003
  • SIOR Foundation, 2012-2013 President, and Trustee since 2006
  • SIOR, Served on Board of Directors
  • SIOR, Past Regional Director of the Great Lakes Region (Chicago, Indiana/Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin)
  • SIOR, Past President, Vice President, Treasure and Secretary of the Ohio Chapter
  • SIOR, Member of serveral national committees
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Cleveland State University Alumni Association
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity - Greater Cleveland Alumni Association
  • Xerox Corporation International Training Center - Leesburg, Virginia – Completed and facilitated management as well as sales courses throughout his career with the Xerox Corporation
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications
Areas of Practice
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Investments
  • Tenant Representation
  • Landlord
  • Corporate Services
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Consulting
M2M Transactions

Joseph Barna, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate
Cleveland, OH

George Pofok, SIOR, CCIM

Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate
Cleveland, OH

$2,365,000 Industrial Sale

OH - December 7, 2012

Joseph Barna, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate
Cleveland, OH

Steven Podolsky, SIOR

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International
Des Plaines, IL

$81,614 Industrial Lease

Joseph represented Corporate Bank Transit of Kentucky
Steven represented Corporate Bank Transit of Kentucky

Bridgeview, IL - February 11, 2011
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
SPB - Brokerage Management 1/1/20061/1/2020
SIOR Foundation Past Presidents CommitteeMember10/24/201310/17/2019
SIOR Foundation Advisory CommitteeMember10/10/201810/17/2019
SIOR Foundation Board of TrusteesMember10/11/201810/17/2019
SIOR Foundation Board of TrusteesMember10/23/201410/11/2018
SIOR Foundation Advisory CommitteeMember10/26/201710/10/2018
SIOR Foundation Executive CommitteeMember10/24/201310/23/2014
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