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Brent Jacob | Colliers | Chicago - Rosemont

Brent Jacob

B.Sc (Hons), MSRE

Senior Vice President

License # 475.137071

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Professional Summary

Brent Jacob, a senior vice president in Colliers International’s Suburban Office Advisory group, brings to the firm more than fourteen years of brokerage experience. With a geographic focus on the east-west and northwest suburbs of Chicago, Brent continues to grow the suburban office leasing and tenant representation platform.

Prior to joining Colliers, Brent was a portfolio leasing manager for John Hancock Real Estate, a subsidiary of Manulife Financial. He was responsible for the leasing and asset management of the Midwest Region portfolio, which included 24 properties totaling more than 7.2 million square feet of Class A industrial, office, and multi-family/retail.  During his career, Brent has successfully negotiated, and secured leases totaling more than 4 million square feet and valued at more than $500 million.

Brent previously worked with Colliers Chicago’s Office Advisory Group from 2011-2015. He also gained experience in the tenant representation services group at Grubb & Ellis and Investment Services Group at NAI Hiffman. 

Brent earned a master’s degree in real estate from Georgetown University and holds a bachelor of science in real estate from DePaul University. He is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois, CCIM Institute candidate member, and a member of both COLBA and NAIOP



In 2019, Brent was a nominated finalist for the NAIOP Chicago Annual Awards for Excellence  - Suburban Office Transaction of the Year.

In 2022, Brent and his team were nominated finalists at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards for Office Property Representative of the Year.



  • Real Estate Brokers License, Illinois
  • BS, Real Estate Finance, DePaul University
  • MS, Real Estate, Georgetown Univeristy

Memberships & Involvements



  • John Hancock Life Insurance
  • Highland Management
  • Napleton  Real Estate
  • CenterCore Properties
  • Independent Advisors LLC
  • Jacob & Hefner Associates
  • Ameribanc National LTD.
  • LivHome
  • Sovereign Partners
  • Capin Crouse
  • Group Fox Properties
  • Patriot Equities
  • HR Green
  • Sonova
  • Nokia
  • Avnet
  • Middleton Partners
  • GW Properties
  • Farbman Group
  • Retail Properties of America Inc (RPAI)



Financial Analysis, Project Leasing, Project Marketing, Startups, Transactions Services, Healthcare, Lease Advisory

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Occupier Services

Property Type

Office, Healthcare

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