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Michael Cummings | Colliers | Chicago - Downtown

Michael Cummings

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Professional Summary

Michael Cummings has 32 years of experience as an office properties specialist. This experience includes performing analytical feasibility studies, corporate and professional relocations, and, early in his career, the leasing of a downtown Chicago Class A office development.

Michael has also gained considerable expertise leading the transaction management services for corporate real estate occupiers.

During the past two years alone, Michael has been directly responsible for more than 1.8 million square feet of transactions with combined consideration of more than $400 million.


Michael is currently the account  manager for Allstate’s West/Central region and in this capacity, is responsible for over 150 leased and owned locations in 29 states totalling approximately 4.6 million square feet.

Michael also serves as the account manager for Kearney, a global management consulting firm with 62 locations totalling approximately 550,000 square feet, Ascension, with 500 locations totalling 4.0 million square feet, and NorthShore University HealthSystem with 250 leases and locations totalling approximately 2.8 million square feet.

His other corporate clients include BDO USA, LLP, Loyola University Health System, Allscripts, and SCA.  Collectively, Michael has completed over 2,000 transactions for these clients nationally and worldwide.

Michael has achieved the honor of “Everest Club” every year since 2011, a designation awarded to the top 10% of producers from Colliers International’s Americas region.


  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • BA, Illinois Wesleyan University

Memberships & Involvements

Michael is an active member of both BOMA and Corenet. Michael is actively involved with Colliers Women’s Mentorship Program, serves on a Colliers Service Line Executive Leadership Committee, and is a member of Colliers Tenant Advisory Council.

Within his community, Michael has served on the governing board of his church, held several leadership positions in the YMCA Indian Guides program, and been actively involved with both the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity.


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