Executive Vice President
Tom Volini serves as executive vice president with Colliers’ Occupier Advisors Group. Tom joined Colliers in 2011. He is responsible for growing the company’s tenant representation platform in the Midwest region while servicing and expanding the strategic national accounts practice group.
Tom has been exclusively representing office tenants in lease negotiations for more than 27 years. He is a skilled strategist providing in-depth analysis, negotiating expertise and creative real estate solutions to his clients. When advising clients, Tom draws upon a broad range of real estate consulting experience along with his significant corporate board responsibilities and his active investment partnership expertise.
In 2011 and 2013, NAIOP nominated Tom as a finalist for tenant office lease transaction of the year. Since joining Colliers in 2011. Tom has been recognized nationally among the top performers at Colliers achieving Everest Club distinction each year through 2021.
Tom has completed office tenant representation assignments totaling more than 23 million square feet with financial consideration in excess of $8 billion.
Prior to joining Colliers, Tom spent 10 years as an Executive Vice President with the Office Tenant Representation Services Group of Grubb & Ellis specializing in tenant representation in the Chicago region and nationally. Beginning in 2003 through 2010, he was selected as a member of the Grubb & Ellis “Circle of Excellence”, ranking him consistently as one of the “Top 20” producing brokers nationally for Grubb & Ellis.
Tom joined Grubb & Ellis after spending 6 years as Vice President for U.S. Equities. Tom began his career as an associate with Tanguay-Burke-Stratton.
- MBA Essentials program, University of Kansas
- BA, English, University of Kansas
Memberships & Involvements
- Board of Directors, Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)
- Market Ambassador, Great Range Capital
- Member, The Economic Club of Chicago
- Member, The Chicago Club
- Former member of Governing Board, Rainbows International
- Heroes Breakfast Planning Committee, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
- Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago - Downtown
Working closely with industry veterans Sven Sykes and Tom Volini, executive vice presidents in Colliers International’s Office Advisory Group, I lead proposal responses, presentations, client property tours, marketing and assist the team with other client matters.
Prior to joining Colliers International, I spent eight years with Grubb & Ellis, where I worked closely with the tenant representation services team. I also worked for Grubb & Ellis' New York office as an operations coordinator, where I focused on national college recruiting.
Before Grubb & Ellis, I worked as a leasing agent for Trizec Properties in New York. I was responsible for marketing and leasing a 7.5 million-square-foot office portfolio.