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Alex Cantu | Colliers | Indianapolis

Alex Cantu

Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

As leader of the Indianapolis Capital Markets and Investment team, Alex specializes in the disposition and acquisition of single-user and multi-tenant investment properties on behalf of institutional and private capital clients. Alex has been involved with transactions throughout the Midwest with a primary focus on the Indianapolis market. He has exclusively represented sellers of office, retail, and industrial product, as well as advised select investors on acquisitions. With his thorough knowledge of the investment markets and extensive background in asset and market analysis, Alex provides disposition expertise in pricing, market penetration, and targeting active buyers. 

Alex is a 4-time recipient within the coveted Colliers Everest Club – recognizing the top 10% of brokers, production-wise, across the entire U.S. 

Over the past 24 months, the Indianapolis Capital Markets Team has executed on $1 Billion in transactional volume.  Previously, Alex was part of the office landlord advisory group for NAI Olympia Partners. His extensive work with landlords and prospective tenants has given him an in-depth understanding of marketing, leasing, and driving value for his clients’ investments.

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•    4-Time Recipient.  Colliers Everest Club, recognizing top 10% of brokers across the U.S.  2021,2020, 2019, 2018
•    2-Time Recipient.  NAIOP Indy Chapter, Capital Markets Broker of the Year Award, 2021 & 2018
•    Star to Watch. Commercial Property Executive (CPE) Magazine  2022
•    5-Time Recipient.  Top Producer Award, Colliers Indianapolis  2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016
•    Recipient. Power Broker – Top Sales Broker Award, Indianapolis ― CoStar  2021
•    Top Producing Team Award, Colliers Indianapolis  2021
•    Enterprise Award, Colliers Indianapolis  2012
•    Past President.  Developing Leaders – NAIOP of Indiana
•    Investment Experts Panel Speaker.  Colliers Americas Conference  2018
•    Member.  Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors (ICBR), Indiana Association of Realtors (IAR), and National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Dual Bachelor degrees: Finance – International Management & Spanish
Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana

Memberships & Involvements

  • Board of Trustees.  Indiana Methodist Children's Home
  • Committee Member.  Downtown Indy – Downtown Recovery Committee
  • Member.  The Penrod Society
  • Member. Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors (ICBR), Indiana Association of Realtors (IAR), and National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Service Lines

Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Office, Healthcare-Medical

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Featured Research

May 5, 2022

Record-Low Vacancy and Absorption Lead to Historic Construction Levels

Q1 2022 | The growing demand for big-box users is boosting Indianapolis industrial market fundamentals. New leasing activity totaled 23.5 MSF in 2021 with another 4.7 MSF in 22Q1, when the market achieved 3.2 MSF in direct occupancy gains. The vacancy rate decreased to 3.67%, a new record low, and the new construction pipeline is larger than ever as developers continue to expand the boundaries of the traditional industrial footprint.
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May 5, 2022

Signs of Stabilization Emerge in the Office Market

Q1 2022 | The U.S. office market is still feeling the effects of the pandemic two years after the first domestic cases of COVID-19. At the end of 2021, Indianapolis posted positive net absorption for the first time since 3Q20 but dipped into negative territory again in 22Q1. Despite this negative statistical indicator, which led to increased vacancy, signs of stabilization are emerging.
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Jan 28, 2022

Q4 2021 | Outsized Occupier Demand Triggers Record Market Growth

Despite ongoing supply and labor shortages, inflationary concerns and other factors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the industrial sector remains red hot. The growing demand for e-commerce, third-party logistics providers and big-box industrial real estate is boosting Indianapolis industrial market fundamentals
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Featured News

Apr 12, 2022

Sale of Franklin Road Business Center

A 320,219 square-foot, two-story facility in the heart of the east Indianapolis submarket. Situated just northeast of I-70 and I-465 at 2855 N Franklin Road, the 33.42 acres site offers convenient access to Indianapolis’ robust highway system.
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Mar 22, 2022

Sale of 185,000 SF Retail Portfolio

Made up of highly functional multi-tenant retail facilities, the portfolio is 94% occupied by a diversified rent roll of more than 80 tenants.
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