Skip to main content Skip to footer

Arends/Jeppe
Real Estate Advisory Team

Chicago Office Leasing Experts


Client-focused real estate advisors with a proven track record for significantly reducing companies’ occupancy costs.

Our team has a combined 45 years of commercial real estate experience, focusing on representing companies in the Metropolitan Chicago area for their office leasing requirements. Led by principal Dan Arends, we have established ourselves as one of the premier downtown real estate advisors. Dan and his team are well-known and respected tenant advocates with a highly strategic approach to tenant representation and an unrelenting negotiation style.

Knowledge Leader

Our Team

Case Studies

expedialogo

500 West Madison: 110,000 sf

Challenge:  Downsize due to acquisition of Orbitz but retain key employees 
Strategy: Renegotiate lease and partner with WeWork
Results: Savings over $7 million by restructuring lease six years early and pioneering partnership with Wework
expedia2up

ncsalogo

1333 N Kingsbury: 40,000 sf

Challenge:  Growing fast in north side headquarters with limited options 
Strategy: Evaluated all hidden opportunities in their submarket
Results: Award winning space with building signage, parking and outdoor space
ncsa2up

closerlooklogo

212 W Superior: 27,502 sf

Challenge:  Accommodate growth while maintaining open, collaborative environment 
Strategy: Focus on loft buildings with owners who they can grow with
Results: Hit all of their criteria and continue to grow within building
closerlook2up

Origami_Risk_Logo

222 N Lasalle: 35,000 sf

Challenge:  Attract and retain the best employees immediately 
Strategy: Find existing condition space with cool factor
Results: Uncovered award winning space nearby and negotiated over $1 million in tax incentives
origamirisk2up

presencelogo

200 South Wacker: 45,000 sf

Challenge:  Combine disparate executives into a central headquarters with better image 
Strategy: Study commuter patterns and identify optimal location(s)
Results: Two floors in ideal location with Building signage on Wacker Dr and the Chicago river
presencehealth2up

privatebanklogo

120 South Lasalle: 236,008 sf

Challenge:  Combine disparate executives into a central headquarters with better image 
Strategy: Study commuter patterns and identify optimal location(s)
Results: Two floors in ideal location with Building signage on Wacker Dr and the Chicago river
privatebank2up

vitalproteinslogo

939 W Fulton: 37,353 sf

Challenge:  Needed new office headquarters that would be a beacon for the brand nationally 
Strategy: Secure temporary space while we search for iconic locations
Results: Fully renovated building in the heart of Fulton market with signage, outdoor space and dramatic ceiling height
vitalproteins2up

Sample Client List


SampleClientList

Testimonials


 

"The Colliers Team, led by Dan Arends, was instrumental in helping us analyze our needs and then deliver a real estate solution that met all our corporate objectives. He has been a trusted partner of ours for over 15 years and we look forward to his guidance moving forward."

— Kathleen Deighan, VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Elkay

 

"Where Dan went even above and beyond any expectations we had of our real estate broker was in a few other areas that we did not think our real estate broker would be involved.  His knowledge of the architectural landscape, knowing what the pricing for work should be, and of office furniture trends was tremendous and his contributions far-reaching."

— Casey Warnecke, Chief Operating Officer

 

"Expedia has utilized Dougal’s services in Chicago since 2008. He has consistently demonstrated market knowledge, an understanding of our brand, and resourcefulness."

— Matthew Ayers, Global Real Estate

 

“I am incredibly proud of the space we built together and am grateful to have had all of you as part of our team. You helped bring my vision to life by creating an office that our staff loves coming to work in everyday and that truly evokes our Vital Lifestyle. To be considered as one of the most beautiful offices in the World is truly an honor, and we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you. You are a World Class team and we were fortunate to have worked with all of you on this amazing project. We are forever grateful for your partnership.”

— Kurt Seidensticker, Founder, Vital Proteins

 

Join Our Podcast


OfficeSpace_Podcast_logo_square

Office Broker of the Year Finalist


GCFDOfficeBroker2019ArendsJeppe copy

How can we help you?

* Required Field