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Anne Dempsey | Colliers | Chicago - Rosemont

Anne Dempsey


Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

  • I lead the only "all female" commercial team in Chicago
  • Since I began my career in real estate in 2001, I have participated in more than 700+ sales transactions involving more than 10,000 acres with total sales in excess of $2 Billion
  • I Identify acquisition sites for developers, investors, REITs and users and guide them through the entitlement/rezoning process
  • Assist property owners in land/infill redevelopment disposition based on realistic municipal objectives to obtain highest return for client
  • Consult with municipalities to determine areas of opportunity in comprehensive plan; local, state and national governmental incentives; entitlement and rezoning process and strategy; and property highest and best use
  • Extensive experience in the disposition of bank and FDIC owned assets.
  • Hold real estate licenses in Illinois and Wisconsin

Prior to entering commercial real estate, I worked for Xerox Corporation and led the company in sales six out of my last nine years.


  • In 2022, I was nominated for "2021 IL Real Estate Woman of the Year"
  • Since 2011, I have sold 350+ FDIC assets and 30+ OREO assets. I pride myself on the ability to create competitive bidding wars on distressed assets and selling properties over appraised value.
  • Completed the sale of a 495-acre Archdiocese of Chicago property, which included an 80-acre land swap. The unlisted land resulted in a bidding war and closed in 30 days.
  • Sold a 9.45 acre car dealer site on Golf Road to another car dealer and closed in three weeks
  • Successfully completed the sale of a functionally obsolete industrial building in Harwood Heights, IL. The value of the property was increased 340% by finding a buyer for a high-density residential development. The sale closed in 75 days with no zoning in place.
  • Completed the sale of the Loew’s Movie Theatre site on Harlem Avenue to an out-of-state pension fund. The property was packaged as an investment income property with a future redevelopment opportunity.
  • Sold a 153-acre site in Bristol, WI to a speculative developer
  • Recognized by Colliers International | Chicago for the Largest Number of Consummated Transactions in 2012


  • MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Managment, Northwestern University
  • BA, University of Vermont


Memberships & Involvements

  • ULI


  • Archdiocese of Chicago
  • McGrath Audi
  • Green Acres Country Club
  • Veridian
  • FDIC
  • Byline Bank
  • Bank of Hope (formerly BBCN)
  • Bank Financial
  • First American Bank
  • US Marshal Service
  • Farmers Business Network
  • Lennar Homes
  • Transformco (formerly Sears)
  • Allstate



Asset Resolution Services, Automobile Dealerships, Bank REO, Golf Courses, Ground lease, Land Sales, Residential Development Sales, Mixed-Use Properties

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Land, Multifamily, Retail, Industrial


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