Geraldine has over 20 years of experience in sales, leasing, and property management. She has leveraged her career in building a solid platform within a diverse arena and has extensive knowledge in new development, project management, and interior design. During her career, she has achieved multiple successes by spearheading the design team for the luxury development at Museum Park and holding the record for maintaining 97% occupancy as the Director of Leasing and Property Management at Imperial Realty Company. Geraldine provides exceptional knowledge to her clients. She continues to maintain professional and ongoing relationships with her clients.
Geraldine holds pride in her accomplishments. In 2010, a New York Company approached her to open their showroom at the Merchandise Mart, where she sold over $2 million of reclaimed wood from the Coney Island boardwalk to the SoHo Hotel in the West Loop.
Business and Educational Background
Geraldine’s brokerage and property management experience stems from her career as a Director of Leasing and Property Management with Imperial Realty Company. She then transitioned to Central Station Museum Park development as the Lead Project Manager & Design Consultant for the developer, Ron Shipka with The Enterprise Companies.
Additionally, Geraldine had a showroom within the Merchandise Mart. Before joining Colliers, she worked as a Broker alongside David King in Oak Park, the firm that kicked off her career in real estate 20 years ago. She represented the Village Municipality for the western suburbs and handled leasing, sales, and retail.
Dublin College, Ireland
Project Management Certification
Memberships & Involvements
Geraldine sits on the Board at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation. Its mission is to build a strong foundation for youth and help them develop opportunities that will sustain a positive life.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls – Leaders Council Board Member
CAR & NAR Member ICSC Member
Senior Vice President
Chicago - Rosemont
Since 2002 Chris has completed more than 500+ Retail Lease & Sale transactions throughout Chicago.
Prior to joining Colliers, Chris served as an SVP with Jameson Commercial and Managing Director for SVN Chicago. Chris was instrumental in forming SVN Chicago with former Sussex & Reilly agents.
I was most recently a Senior Vice President of Retail Sales & Leasing with Jameson Commercial Real Estate. In my nearly 10 years with the company, I was a consistent top producer and ranked number one in “Most Transactions” in 2014 and top five in “Total Volume” in 2015. In 2016, I was the firm’s top producer. Voted Crain’s Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago in 2017. Notable deals include the $10.1 million sale of 8-12 W. Division Street in Chicago.
Chris is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Chicago Association of Realtors Commercial Forum Committee, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce Planning and Development Committee.
Chris earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Chris resides in Glencoe with his wife and three children.
Chicago - Downtown
Saira works with a variety of lifestyle, hospitality, and digitally native retail brands transitioning from eCommerce to physical locations. Saira has introduced local and global concepts looking to establish retail, office, and warehouse distribution centers; providing her clients with line production services.
Clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Saira’s knowledge and network gained from a prolific career in global fashion and media informs a truly unique perspective allowing her to bring first-class knowledge and experience to her clients.