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James Winkler

Director | Market Research

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Professional Summary

James Winkler leads the firm’s Market Research department, providing in-depth building and transactional statistics, trending, market and submarket statistical analysis, and general market conditions. He is responsible for overall quality control of the data services and serves as Colliers Indianapolis local expert toward regional and national research capabilities. He uses a proactive approach to conduct market research by creating and leveraging reciprocal relationships with a broad spectrum of key industry contacts. James and his team physically survey the market with regular on-site visits and walk-throughs.  James continually taps into his can-do attitude and inquisitive style to strengthen his knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and its relevant drivers. For his superior work ethic and dedication to the Market Research department, James received the firm’s “Peak Performance” staff award for 2013.

Previously, James worked with a public relations and communications firm based in Indianapolis.

In his spare time James enjoys live music and exploring the wide range of activities available in Indianapolis.


• Recipient.  Enterprise Award 2020
• Recipient.  Peak Performance Award 2013
•  Participant.  Harvard ManageMentor Program  2020-2021 
• Volunteer.  Habitat for Humanity
• Volunteer.  Wheeler Mission
• Volunteer.  Meals on Wheels 
• Volunteer.  Shepherd Community Center 
• Member.  Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity


B.S.  Marketing
Butler University - Indianapolis, Indiana


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Featured Research

Aug 9, 2022

Positive Indicators with Caution Signs Blinking

Q2 2022 — Despite macro-economic concerns, the local office market experienced a strong quarter, indicated by an increased level of new leasing activity, positive direct net absorption and the largest quarterly decrease in vacancy since 2016.
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May 5, 2022

Record-Low Vacancy and Absorption Lead to Historic Construction Levels

Q1 2022 | The growing demand for big-box users is boosting Indianapolis industrial market fundamentals. New leasing activity totaled 23.5 MSF in 2021 with another 4.7 MSF in 22Q1, when the market achieved 3.2 MSF in direct occupancy gains. The vacancy rate decreased to 3.67%, a new record low, and the new construction pipeline is larger than ever as developers continue to expand the boundaries of the traditional industrial footprint.
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May 5, 2022

Signs of Stabilization Emerge in the Office Market

Q1 2022 | The U.S. office market is still feeling the effects of the pandemic two years after the first domestic cases of COVID-19. At the end of 2021, Indianapolis posted positive net absorption for the first time since 3Q20 but dipped into negative territory again in 22Q1. Despite this negative statistical indicator, which led to increased vacancy, signs of stabilization are emerging.
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Featured News

Nov 29, 2021

Indianapolis’ CRE market during pandemic? A model of resiliency.

James Winkler was interviewed by Midwest Real Estate News about the resiliency of the Indianapolis CRE market during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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