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Alissa Adler | Colliers | Chicago - Rosemont

Alissa Adler

Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

I bring more than 30 years of experience to my position as senior vice president of Colliers | Chicago. I specialize in investment sales, as well as debt and equity placement for office properties. In my career, I have executed over $1.2 billion in real estate transactions. I am widely recognized for utilizing my broad real estate knowledge and strong nationwide connections to uniquely serve my diverse client base.

Prior to Podolsky Circle’s merger with Colliers | Chicago in 2019, I was managing principal at Podolsky Circle where I was a member of the Middle Market Investment Advisory Team focused on the sale of office and industrial properties. Prior the merger which formed Podolsky Circle, I established Circle Realty Advisors, LLC. As president of the company, I was responsible for all operations and staffing in addition to asset management and investment advisory work for clients.

Preceding the formation of Circle, I served as vice president of acquisitions and dispositions at Duke Realty Corporation leading the Midwest markets including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Minnesota. I transacted across office, industrial and retail property types and was also a member of Duke’s management committee.

Prior to my tenure at Duke, I was vice president of dispositions for Equity Office Properties Trust. In this role, I was responsible for the successful sale of transactions nationwide, including assets in distress and tertiary markets. I also held the position of asset manager for both Equity Office and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Chicago. Asset management responsibilities included CBD high-rise and suburban office, regional malls, neighborhood retail and industrial properties on a national basis.


I am an honoree of Crain’s Chicago Business 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate, recipient of Connect Media’s 2019 Women in Real Estate Award and Bisnow’s 2018 Chicago Power Women of Commercial Real Estate.


I have a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an M.S. in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Memberships & Involvements

  • Real Estate Investment Association
  • Real Estate Finance Forum
  • Chicago Real Estate Council
  • ICSC

I am a member of the Board of Advisors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. I am also on the University of Illinois’ Illini Real Estate Forum Advisory Board. Additionally, I am on the Village of Kildeer’s Architectural Committee and also committed to the Save-A-Pet organization.



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