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Steve Palec

Partner, Occupier Advisors

833 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

Office: +1 414 278 6818


Steve is a 30 year commercial real estate veteran, and regarded among the most well-known office brokers in the Milwaukee area.  He has been involved in many of the most prominent office transactions in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Steve represented GE Healthcare in the lease of 500,000 square feet, assisted Manpower in their corporate headquarters project, worked with Baker Tilly in their move to downtown Milwaukee, and recently represented Northwestern Mutual.

In addition, Steve has completed hundreds of successful projects involving extensive search and negotiations, often obtaining municipal incentives.  His diverse experience involves many law firms, advertising agencies, non-profits, retailers, manufacturers, and financial institutions as well as representing The Office of The Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Prior to joining Colliers International, Steve was the Managing Principal of Cresa Milwaukee since 2011, exclusively representing tenants. Starting in commercial real estate in 1986 at The Polacheck Company, which became CBRE where he was a Senior Vice President, Steve also brings 25 prior years of experience handling the leasing and disposition of numerous high profile projects.

Steve is also well known for his hobby of hosting one of Milwaukee’s longest running radio shows. “Rock & Roll Roots with Steve Palec” has been on WKLH-FM for the past 30 years.


Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Occupier Services


“I can’t thank Steve enough for making our office happen.  Steve gave us great guidance and advice throughout the entire search process.  With Steve’s patience and negotiation skills, we were able to find an amazing office that is the perfect fit for our organization”


 Andy Tarnoff

Affiliations & Memberships

CARW – Commercial Association of Realtors, Wisconsin NAIOP – The Development Organization NAR – National Association of Realtors

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