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Ryan Barr | Colliers | Chicago - Downtown

Ryan Barr

Principal and Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

Many of Colliers International’s largest clients partner with me to develop and execute real estate strategies that maximize economic outcomes and ensure their real estate remains aligned with their short- and long-term business operating objectives. As a tenant representative focused on providing full-service commercial real estate counsel, I work with a diverse set of clients including office, industrial, retail and medical users.

My practice focuses on a unique capital markets-based approach to advising clients in transaction implementation. I work with my clients to identify potential distress in the capital stack of assets where they are the single or anchor tenants and then use this vulnerability to the tenant’s economic benefit. Leveraging this expertise, I have successfully completed more than three million square feet of transactions within the past three years, saving my clients more than $35 million.

Prior to joining Colliers, I cultivated national accounts through strategic real estate planning, market expertise and transaction management as a tenant representative with New York-based real estate advisory firm, Newmark Knight Frank.

Before Newmark Knight Frank, I spent three years in the banking and finance industry.


  • Top 10% Producer, Colliers International Americas region (2015)
  • Team Innovation Award Recipient, Colliers International (2010)
  • Emerging Broker Award, Colliers | Chicago (2009)
  • Finalist, Downtown Chicago Rookie Broker of the Year, Colliers | Chicago (2007)


  • BBA, University of Iowa


  • Anixter
  • Big Y Foods
  • Cummins
  • First American Corporation
  • Global Capacity, Inc.
  • Knight Capital Group
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • Noble World Communications
  • Qwest
  • Supervalu
  • Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP
  • Wells Fargo
  • World Book Encyclopedia


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