Senior Vice President
License # 475.161320
Jeff Newcom is a Senior Vice President for Colliers International’s Chicago office. Jeff utilizes more than 16 years of experience as an entrepreneur and commodities broker to strategically advise clients’ global real estate needs. Having negotiated hundreds of thousands of square feet of local, national, and global real estate transaction, Jeff has extensive experience in negotiation, tenant representation, financial analysis, and investments. His recent clients include FBN, Cresco, BOX Options Exchange, Visibly, 8th Light, Reyes Kurson, MACE North America, CSC Family Partners, Knowledgehound, Mobile Doorman, Gate 39 Media, Digital Mint and eSpark Learning.
Before joining Colliers, Jeff was a partner at Holly Duran Real Estate Partners for seven years where he used his business experience and relationships to work with prospective tenant’s real estate portfolios. Jeff also served as the lead marketing and client on-boarding specialist for Holly Duran Real Estate Partners. Prior to Holly Duran Real Estate Partners, Jeff was an independent trader at SGN LLC where he managed a self-developed automated trading system that specialized in trading commodities on the open market. Jeff successfully obtained his Series 3 License which enables him to deal with alternative investments, futures contracts and manage client funds. His development and programming experience continues to be useful while developing relationships within the start-up and trading communities.
Jeff is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington where he majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the Kelley School of Business.
Memberships & Involvements
Children’s Research Junior Board Foundation (CRJBF)
CoreNet Global, Chicago Chapter
Founding Principal at NextGen Angels
"Jeff Newcom allowed me to stay focused on my business while going through the process of acquiring, building out and moving my office space. Jeff’s knowledge engagement and follow through is unparalleled and I highly recommend Jeff and the entire Colliers team." Ed Boyle, CEO of BOX Options Market
“Jeff Newcom and Holly Duran were instrumental in guiding and advising us in our office relocation. From our initial meeting through our move, they were our trusted advisors and consummate advocates. We will call on them again as our lease expiration approaches. We highly recommended this Colliers team.” Michael Marick, Parter at Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP
"Finding the right office space in a crazy market like Downtown Chicago is hard. I've worked with a couple brokers before without success, but Jeff made it all happen. We went through a number of options before we found the one with the right combination of layout, features, and cost. More than just negotiating the lease, he made sure everything both before and after our move. Jeff found a new home for Gate 39 Media that exceeds our needs and is one we can grow in. I highly recommend Jeff for any size corporate real estate needs." Shane Stiles, President of Gate 39 Media
"Jeff and his team were phenomenal to work with, from beginning to end. Jeff became an extended part of my team until we were moved into a new, demoed space suiting our specific needs. Jeff not only helped us compare and contrast potential spaces, but also helped us negotiate multiple complex leasing, construction and IT contracts. We will definitely look to Jeff's team for any future real estate needs." Rebecca Sholiton Kahnweiler, COO Bonfire
Chicago - Downtown
Holly Duran is one of the country’s most influential women in tenant representation. Recently acquired by Colliers International, owner and principal of Holly Duran Real Estate Partners, she has spearheaded lease negotiations for more than 15 million square feet of space, consistently achieving highly aggressive, flexible, cost-saving transactions. Additionally, Holly and her team have performed numerous sale/leaseback transactions on behalf of their clients including the historic Chicago Board of Trade Building, the Kansas City Board of Trade Building and the NYMEX Building at 300 Vesey Street in New York. Holly’s tenacious negotiating skills have been acknowledged by satisfied clients and creative colleagues around the world, and she has received numerous prestigious recognitions, including the Chicago Food Depository’s “Tenant Representative of the Year” award.
Executive Vice President
Chicago - Downtown
Jeff Mulder is an Executive Vice President for Colliers Chicago downtown office. He has over 17 years of experience and serves as a strategic consultant and real estate specialist in all facets of real estate providing end-to-end solutions for each project he undertakes.
Prior to joining Colliers, Jeff was a partner with Holly Duran Real Estate Partners LLC, a boutique real estate services provider in downtown Chicago. Jeff utilized his real estate investment knowledge serving as the firm’s financial specialist while providing tenant representative services account management in office, industrial and data center transactions. Before joining Holly Duran Real Estate Partners, Jeff worked for Mark Goodman & Associates as a lead site acquisition agent for the firm, in addition to representing tenants in search of office space. He began his career with Cushman & Wakefield where he solicited new business and worked with existing clientele on a national basis.