I am a principal at Colliers International, chairman of our National Law Firm Services group, and chair of our National Tenant Advisory Council. I have exclusively specialized in tenant representation for my entire 30+ year career. My strengths are my deep relationships within Colliers and the Chicago market and my highly strategic approach and unrelenting negotiation style.
In my career, I have completed more than 1,500 assignments totaling more than 12 million square feet of office space for many of Chicago’s leading companies.
- Colliers' Everest Club (Top 10% of producers) each of the last 20 years
- Most Prepared Broker, Prime Real Estate Investment Trust (2012)
- Finalist, Office Broker of the Year (13 of the last 15 years)
- Top Leasing Broker in the U.S., The Real Estate Forum
- Winner, Transaction of the Year (2005)
- Finalist, Transaction of the Year (1999)
- JD, MBA, DePaul University
- BS, University of Wisconsin
- All Big Ten Tennis Player, 1983-1985
Memberships & Involvements
- Chairman, Colliers International National Law Firm Practice
- Chairman, Colliers International Tenant Advisory Council
- Past President and Steering Committee Member for over 10 years, COLBA
- Member, United States Professional Tennis Association
- Past President, River Forest Tennis Club
- Activ Financial
- Argo Group
- Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
- Badger Sports
- Booz & Company
- Childrens Home & Aid
- Center for Companies That Care
- Centene Corporation
- DePaul University
- Elkay Manufacturing Company
- Fort Dearborn Company
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Lohan Anderson
- The Rockwood Group
- The Onion
- Roosevelt University
- SAP Fieldglass
- Sara Lee
- The Youth Campus
- Tribeca Flashpoint
Executive Vice President
Chicago - Downtown
Local and national corporations rely on my expertise in tenant representation and strategic real estate advisory services. I am passionate about understanding my clients’ business and ensuring the real estate solution matches the business goals. Over the course of my 18-year career, I have gained experience working on both the tenant and landlord side of the business, giving me a unique perspective and invaluable understanding to commercial real estate.
I began my career at The Staubach Company representing tenants before joining Equity Office Properties where I leased 4 million square feet of the suburban and downtown portfolio. At the sale of Equity Office to Blackstone, I joined Cushman & Wakefield focusing exclusively on representing tenants. I rose to senior director before joining Colliers International in 2014, where I continue to specialize in strategic advisory sources for local and national companies.
Chicago - Downtown
I serve as an associate in the Chicago Office Advisory Group. In my role, I track and analyze data on micro and macro levels to ensure that clients receive up-to-date and accurate information necessary to make real estate decisions. I am an expert on Chicago’s metropolitan office market with a thorough understanding of local landlords, industry-specific occupier trends and market leasing economics. I use my extensive market knowledge to uncover hidden opportunities and maximize negotiating leverage for my clients.
Previously, I served as a Research Analyst for the downtown Chicago market. In this role, I coordinated with multiple teams and clients to develop extensive informational pieces on both local and national real estate markets to identify optimal opportunities for clients. I created various project-specific models and commentary, including local market reports, industry-specific space use reports, and data-driven market projections to advise tenants.
Senior Client Services Coordinator
Chicago - Downtown
I am a senior client services coordinator with Colliers International's Downtown Chicago Office Advisory Group, supporting Daniel Arends, a principal and Dougal Jeppe, an executive vice president. Having over 20 years' experience working in commercial real estate, providing exceptional internal sales support to our broker team and our clients through efficient and high quality administrative and general support services. I assist on projects such as presentation support; listing preparation; transaction administration; gathering market knowledge through various internal and external resources and coordinating promotional and post-sales marketing materials.