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Daniel Arends


200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Office: +1 312 612 5908

Mobile: +1 312 543 8955


I am a principal at Colliers International, chairman of our National Law Firm Services Group, and co-chair of our National Occupier Advisors Group. Because I exclusively specialize in tenant representation, I have never represented an owner of real estate on any project in my 20-plus year career. I solely represent tenants and have established myself as one of the premier downtown Chicago tenant representation brokers, known for my highly strategic approach and unrelenting negotiation style. 

In my career, I have completed more than 1,500 assignments totaling more than 12 million square feet of office space for many of Chicago’s leading companies.

Prior to joining Colliers International, I worked as a tenant representation specialist with Insignia/ESG and CB Richard Ellis.


  • Colliers' Everest Club (Top 10% of producers)
  • Most Prepared Broker, Prime Real Estate Investment Trust (2012)
  • Finalist, Office Broker of the Year (11 of the last 13 years)
  • Top Leasing Broker in the U.S., The Real Estate Forum
  • Winner, Transaction of the Year (2005)
  • Winner, Transaction of the Year (2005)
  • Finalist, Transaction of the Year (1999)


Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Office


  • Argo Group
  • Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
  • Booz & Company
  • Cassiday Schade & Gloor
  • Childrens Home & Aid
  • Center for Companies That Care
  • Centene Corporation
  • DePaul University
  • Elkay Manufacturing Company
  • Fellowes
  • Fort Dearborn Company
  • Humana
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Lockton 
  • Lohan Anderson
  • The PrivateBank
  • The Rockwood Group
  • RSM McGladrey
  • Roosevelt University
  • SAP Fieldglass
  • Sara Lee
  • Securitas
  • ScotiaBank
  • The Youth Campus
  • TravelClick
  • Tribeca Flashpoint 


  • JD, MBA, DePaul University
  • BS, University of Wisconsin
    • All Big Ten Tennis Player, 1983-1985

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Chairman, Colliers International National Law Firm Practice
  • Co-Chair,  Colliers International National Occupier Advisors Group
  • Past President and Current Steering Committee Member, COLBA
  • Executive Team, Colliers International National Occupier Services Group
  • Member, United States Professional Tennis Association
  • Past President, River Forest Tennis Club

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