Ben is involved in all aspects of real estate advisory work but specifically focuses on office sales and leasing on a local, regional, national, and international level, with a primary focus on tenant representation and occupier services. Ben is a founding member of Colliers | Wisconsin’s Occupier Advisors Group and is one of the leaders in business development, active pursuits, and deal volume.
Throughout his career Ben has completed over 2,000,000 SF in transactions accounting for over $85,000,000.00 in deal value.
Through his involvement in various organizations and nonprofits he has built and continues to maintain many significant relationships with Milwaukee area business leaders.
Prior to joining Colliers | Wisconsin, Ben was an Associate Broker at Cresa Milwaukee starting in 2012, exclusively representing tenants. Ben has a background in finance and consumer behavior.
2020 CARW Office Deal of the Year | Runner-up
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Bachelors of Business Administration, General Business with Real Estate Emphasis
Memberships & Involvements
CARW (Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin) - NextGen Committee Member: 2018 - Present - Programs Committee Member: 2018 - Present
Artists Working In Education - Finance Committee Member: 2014-2019 - Board Member: 2014 - 2019 - Treasurer: 2016-2020
Walker's Point Association - Board Member: 2018-Current - Business & Economic Development Committee Co-Char - 2018-Current
Milwaukee Athletic Club
Colliers | Law Firm Practice Group
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company
Church Mutual Insurance Company
Cielo, Wheel & Sprocket
Bank of the West
Legal Action of Wisconsin
The Difference Principle
ROSS Innovative Employment Solutions
Jackson Street Holdings
'I would highly recommend Ben for your real estate broker needs. He is very knowledgeable and timely in all of his responses. I knew that if there was something Ben had committed to do or find out for us he would get it done. He is very professional in all of his dealings and is able to navigate well between all parties. You will not find a better broker!' - Chad Ellwein | Vice President Organizational Development at Kingdom Workers
President & CEO
Lyle is responsible for driving the culture, strategic leadership and ultimately growth of Colliers | Wisconsin and related companies. Lyle, along with the entire Colliers | Wisconsin leadership team, has created a diversified and integrated family of companies that serve to support the Colliers market leading brokerage and property management platforms.
Most of his career has been spent in the commercial real estate industry as an office broker. Lyle has worked with some of the largest landlords and corporations in the region, helping advise on strategy and servicing their real estate needs. This experience has given him insight in the industry and valuable perspective on how to build a market leading brokerage and property management platform - particularly by leveraging technology, marketing, research and analytics.
Additionally, Lyle has a great passion for people and a desire to serve. He views it as his role to help each person discover and build their abilities and to help the company discover it's purpose, both internally as an organization and externally in the Milwaukee community.
Brandon's area of expertise is corporate advisory, tenant representation and corporate solutions. With each client relationship, Brandon takes a holistic approach to develop and execute real estate strategies that compliment their business objectives. Brandon is focused on providing full-service real estate advisory to a diverse set of clients including corporate office, educational and healthcare occupiers.
Prior to joining Colliers, Brandon spent over 15 years in the managed services industry working with Fortune 1000 companies and healthcare systems on identifying challenges with critical business processes and implementing strategic cost reduction initiatives to improve operational efficiencies throughout the organization.
Brandon is continuously expanding his real estate knowledge base and business network in order to better serve his clients.
MacKenzie focuses on tenant representation and occupier services for the leasing of office space in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. This includes representing tenants with their office lease renewal, renegotiation, or relocation options. MacKenzie is continuously working to expand her real estate knowledge and business networks in order to best serve her clients and exceed expectations. Growing up in the Milwaukee area and later attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has allowed MacKenzie to develop a thorough knowledge of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
As a Transaction Manager at Colliers | Wisconsin, Nate provides ongoing management of real estate transaction activities for client portfolios on behalf of the Occupier Advisor Team. In his role, he coordinates with the team to prepare, recommend and implement a portfolio-wide transaction strategy. With an emphasis on understanding key financial and performance indicators, Nate is highly adept in compiling, modeling, and analyzing data. Utilizing technology and software solutions, he consistently communicates with all stakeholders, updating them on project progress. Additionally, Nate assists with lease and sale comparisons, demographic and client research, broker opinion of values, and Argus Enterprise modeling and analyzing.