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Steven Kohn

SIOR, MBA
Senior Vice President | Chicago

6250 North River Road, Suite 11-100
Rosemont, IL 60018
United States

steven.kohn@colliers.com

Office: +1 847 698 8224

Mobile: +1 847 341 6048

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I am a 20+ year industrial real estate veteran with an established track record of helping clients in two specific disciplines: providing real estate services to large retailers and multinational corporations, and helping Chicago-area manufacturers, distributors, landlords and land owners relocate facilities and dispose of excess real estate.

My services include site selection, incentive procurement, labor studies, union penetration analysis, lease negotiation, lease renegotiation, lease buyouts, capital market interaction and sales to investors.

Over the past two decades, I have assisted multiple Chicago-area companies looking to right-size to either other locations in Chicago, suburban industrial parks, or to bordering states. I often simultaneously find my clients a new location while disposing of their former location. 

My accomplishments include helping my client of 15 years, a major home improvement retailer, revamp its entire distribution network, including the recent lease of a 1.8 million-square-foot internet distribution build-to-suit. I have also negotiated more than $30 million in tax incentives for my clients.

Colliers International | Chicago’s Industrial broker team is a dominant force in the market. The team has been involved in more than a quarter of all industrial lease transactions greater than 50,000 SF completed since 2012, allowing clients unmatched market research and access to a “market within a market,” resulting in completed transactions from unlisted buildings that never truly hit the market.

I enjoy spending time at the ice rink playing, coaching and watching hockey with my wife and son; fronting many Chicago blues bands as a soul singer; and remaining a student of supply chain, learning on my own and through SIOR and AIRE, industry organizations. I always remain accessible to my clients—something I view as a key to my success.

Accomplishments

  • Colliers' Everest Club (2007, 2010, 2014)
  • Winner, Largest Dollar Volume Transaction (Industrial), SIOR (2012)
  • Winner, Broker Transaction of the Year (Industrial), NAIOP (2011, 2012)
  • Winner, Power Broker, CoStar Group (2008-2009)
  • Earned prestigious SIOR Designation (2005)

 

Expertise

Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Industrial and Logistics

Clients

  • CenterPoint
  • Colony Realty Partners
  • Duke
  • EZ Movers
  • First Industrial
  • Global Distributors
  • Gonnella
  • The Home Depot
  • McShane Companies
  • ML Realty Partners
  • Ohio Teachers
  • Panattoni
  • Pioneer Packaging
  • Uniform Graining Corporation
  • Z Bakery

Education

  • MBA, Roosevelt University
  • BA, University of Colorado, Boulder

Affiliations & Memberships

  • SIOR
  • AIRE
  • Villager, Family Services of Glencoe
  • The Mercy Home

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Listings

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Description Price Total Space Property Type Offer Type
221,522 square feet - crane facility

221,522 square feet - crane facility

3355 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60623

Crane facility with 14 crane bays. Close proximity to full interchange at I- 55 and Ked... Save

$3,950,000.00 221,522 sq ft Industrial For Lease, For Sale
42,000 SF building (divisible to 18,212 SF) is...

42,000 SF building (divisible to 18,212 SF) is...

4545 W Armitage Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

This 42,000-square-foot building is available for sale and includes an elevator, Englis... Save

$1,300,000.00 42,000 sq ft Industrial For Sale
35,000 SF industrial building available in Chi...

35,000 SF industrial building available in Chi...

4110 W Wrightwood Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

Now available! 35,000 square foot building (divisible to 10,000 square feet) is availab... Save

N/A 10,000 - 35,000 sq ft Industrial For Lease
41,190 SF Available for Sublease

41,190 SF Available for Sublease

11700 Grand Ave, Northlake, IL 60164

Sublease until 10/31/2018. Gas heat. Sprinklered. Great visibility on Grand Avenue. Clo... Save

N/A 41,190 sq ft Industrial For Lease
137,312 square feet

137,312 square feet

1830 N Kostner Avenue, Chicago

Unique infill space, large north side land site, excellent for a fleet operation, main ... Save

N/A 10,000 - 137,312 sq ft Industrial For Lease
40,700 SF (divisible to 20,000 SF) - Construct...

40,700 SF (divisible to 20,000 SF) - Construct...

4150 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

Excellent expressway access, unique opportunity to service downtown Chicago and the sur... Save

N/A 20,000 - 40,700 sq ft Industrial For Lease
23,290 SF Available For Sale

23,290 SF Available For Sale

1461 Lunt Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Vacant, brick industrial building located in Elk Grove Village now available for sale. ... Save

$750,000.00 23,290 sq ft Industrial For Sale
16,000 SF BUILDING AVAILABLE FOR SALE

16,000 SF BUILDING AVAILABLE FOR SALE

4535 W Armitage Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

This 16,000-square-foot building is available for sale and is situated on 0.32 acres of... Save

$1,100,000.00 16,000 sq ft Industrial For Sale
2,350 SF unit available for lease in Chicago's...

2,350 SF unit available for lease in Chicago's...

4258 N Knox Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60641

Unit A is available - containing 2,350 SF and one drive-in door at this 50,000 SF build... Save

N/A 2,350 sq ft Industrial For Lease
15,750 SF Available for Lease in Skokie

15,750 SF Available for Lease in Skokie

4901 Main St, Skokie, IL 60077

Easy access to I-94, nearby public transit, 15 miles from Chicago Loop Save

N/A 15,750 sq ft Industrial For Lease
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