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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

Nov 5, 2021

Q3 2021 | Unprecedented Industrial Demand Outpacing Supply

The market vacancy rate ended 21Q3 at 3.7%, which is the lowest in more than a decade. A record amount of new construction is currently underway to keep up with this lack of supply and unprecedented user demand. Developers continue to expand the boundaries of the traditional industrial footprint by purchasing land to develop in virtually every direction.
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Nov 5, 2021

Q3 2021 | Workplace Return Takes Back Seat to Delta Variant

After a sluggish 21Q1, leasing activity in the Indianapolis office market picked up by more than 50%. Negative absorption still increased overall vacancy, but at a slower pace, and vacancy rates remain far below their peak following the Great Financial Crisis.
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Aug 2, 2021

Q2 2021 | An Opened-Up Economy Drives Industrial Activity

Nearly 8.0 MSF of new leases were signed in 21Q2, a record amount in one quarter and a 23.1% increase from the previous record high achieved in 21Q1. Developers continue to expand the boundaries of the traditional industrial footprint by purchasing land in virtually every direction.
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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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