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Since 1947, Colliers | Chicago has provided effective real estate solutions to clients across the greater Chicago area. Comprised of more than 300 real estate advisors, property management professionals and staff, Colliers | Chicago provides a full range of real estate services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers in a number of industries, including Chicago’s burgeoning tech industry.

Making an Impact in Chicago

Local history

Our rich history in the Chicago area dates to 1947 when Bennett & Kahnweiler was founded by real estate legends Marshall Bennett and Louis Kahnweiler. Kahnweiler, a Chicago native and U.S. Navy vet, gained a reputation for fighting for every last cent for his clients. Bennett & Kahnweiler was best known for the development of the 2,300-acre Centex Industrial Park in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, which resulted in the firm’s reputation as an industrial powerhouse--a reputation that has since endured. To provide our clients with a more diverse set of global real estate services, we proudly joined the Colliers family where we now offer our clients a full suite of in-house real estate services.

In many respects we are still Lou Kahnweiler. As zealous advocates for our clients, we continue to fight for every last cent. Only today we do so under one name, one brand and one operating philosophy: Colliers.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In Chicago, the Colliers team continues to evolve its comprehensive DEI plan by diversifying its brokerage and leadership ranks while also broadening support for various internal and external organizations and initiatives. In 2022, the firm hired a total of 14 women and minorities and promoted a woman to the executive leadership team as a Manager of Operations. In addition, Colliers’ Chicago office continued its longstanding sponsorship of the Goldie Initiative which is dedicated to redefining the commercial real estate industry by elevating and advancing the careers of women with high potential. The local office also sponsored a REAP Scholar in 2021 and into 2022. Project REAP: The Real Estate Associate Program partners with industry organizations and creates training and fellowship opportunities that lay the foundation for a successful career in commercial real estate for Black Americans and other underrepresented professionals.

Additionally, Colliers was named one of the world’s Top Female Friendly Companies in 2022 by Forbes. Colliers has also created its Americas Executive Diversity Council (EDC).  The role of Americas EDC will be to put weight behind our current and future DE&I efforts to ensure the elevation of our Employee Resource Group interests and Goals are more in alignment with our business.




  • Broker Transaction of the Year - Industrial Investment (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Illinois Real Estate Awards

  • Industrial Broker of the Year – (2022)
  • Emerging Leader of the Year – (2022)
  • Company of the Year – (2020)

GlobeSt. Awards

  • Influencer’s in Net Lease – (2022)

  • Industrial Influencer – (2022)

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

  • Winner, Largest Dollar Volume Transaction – Office for Lease (2017)

  • Winner, Largest Dollar Volume Transaction – Industrial Investment Sale with a Platinum Sponsor (2017)

  • With 12 active SIORs in Colliers | Chicago, and more than 500 nationwide, we are proud to have more SIOR members than any other firm in the U.S



From Fortune 500 companies and global institutional investors to family-owned businesses and private investors, we represent dynamic clients who choose us for our expertise and unique attention to the overall client experience. Being “easy to do business with” is a pillar of working with Colliers | Chicago. In partnership with our clients, we make real estate a competitive business advantage and a strong financial asset. We raise the bar in professional services when we exceed expectations, both in the business outcomes we achieve and the personal experience we deliver.


Featured news

Mar 10, 2023

Colliers’ commercial real estate trailblazer retires after 44-year career

After a storied, 44-year career in Chicago’s commercial real estate industry, Colliers Executive Vice President Lynn Reich announced her retirement. “Lynn has long reigned as one of the area’s foremost brokerage professionals, a true pioneer and incredible mentor to so many. I think I speak for all of us here at Colliers when I say we are proud to have witnessed her work over the years as colleagues and honored to call her a friend,” said Colliers Executive Managing Director and Chicago Market Leader Jim Carris. “We wish her much happiness as she embarks on her newest new chapter which we know she will tackle with her usual zest and enthusiasm.”
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Jan 24, 2023

Local warehouse vacancy rate falls to record low. Is this as good as it gets?

A construction boom is peaking as demand for industrial space is easing, which could push the Chicago-area vacancy rate up this year.
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Nov 18, 2022

BOMA/Chicago elects new officers, board members for 2023

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) announced today that Phil Stafford, chief operating officer of Colliers Chicago, was elected president of the association effective immediately. Stafford was elected during the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting held on Thursday, November 17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Stafford succeeds Derrick Johnson, senior vice president of Zeller, who completes two years as president this year.
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Featured research

Feb 8, 2023

2022 Q4 Chicago Industrial Big Box Report

Developers Delivered Record Big Box Product in 2022 to Meet Demand. More big box buildings were completed during 2022 than any other time in the Chicago market’s history. Developers delivered 48 modern buildings 200,000 square feet or larger during the year totaling 25.5 million square feet. 35 of these deliveries totaling 17.2 million square feet were built on “spec” with no tenant commitments prior to construction. This was the greatest amount of speculative big box space to be completed in a calendar year, 46 percent greater than the previous record of 11.8 million square feet delivered in 2019. Despite strong leasing, this surge in development pushed the big box vacancy rate up during the final three quarters of 2022, increasing by 158 basis points from an all-time low of 2.61 percent to 4.19 percent.
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Jan 26, 2023

2022 Q4 Chicago Industrial Market Report

Following a slight dip in demand during the third quarter, it picked right back up during the final quarter of the year, with net absorption totaling 9.9 million square feet between October and December. This brought the total for 2022 to 40.6 million square feet – the second greatest annual net absorption total in the market’s history just behind last year’s 44.9 million square feet and a 2022 total greater than any other industrial market in the country.
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Jan 23, 2023

2022 Q4 Chicago Suburban Office Report

Rising interest rates, inflation worries and overall economic pressure combined with remote and in-office work policies by employers continued to put pressure on the suburban office market. These economic concerns are expected to slow leasing velocity in the first half of 2023, with activity picking up in the second half of the year.
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Jan 23, 2023

2022 Q4 Chicago Downtown Office Report

With just under three years since the Great Pandemic Pause shut down offices across the nation, Chicago CBD business owners work to balance office space needs, taking into consideration hybrid policies and the return to physical office occupation. Reeling from a few low business years and the anticipation of economic downturn, some companies have announced layoffs while others are taking the opportunity to secure better office space at better rates. With Chicago CBD office vacancy historically high and lease asking rates the most competitive, 2023 may be the year in which companies pivot away from the pause on decision making and begin to look at long term office occupation solutions.
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Brokerage teams

Arends Jeppe Real Estate Advisory Team

The Arends Project Team has a combined 45 years of commercial real estate experience, focusing on representing companies in the metropolitan Chicago area for their office leasing requirements. Led by principal Dan Arends, the team has established itself as premier downtown real estate advisors.
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Chicago Corporate Solutions Team

The Chicago Corporate Solutions team, led by David Burden, is composed of well-known and highly respected individuals in the real estate business. The team includes specialists in headquarters relocation, existing building inventory within the Chicago market, new developments, project management and complex lease negotiation.
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Chicago Land Advisory Team

Colliers Chicago's Land Advisory Team assists landowners and buyers with acquisition, consulting and disposition of land providing comprehensive, integrated services for all uses including agricultural, hospitality, industrial, investment, life science, mixed use, office, retail and residential.
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Chicago Multifamily Team

The Colliers Multifamily Advisory Group and its Midwest Regional team is based in Chicago and is strategically organized to provide superior levels of service to its clients. Our platform is clearly defined and exclusive to multifamily investment sales and land development for residential and/or mixed use opportunities.
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Chicago Office Capital Markets Team

The Colliers | Chicago Office Capital Markets Team uses a proven method of success to take the investment sales process from conception to completion.
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Interstate Tenant Team

The Interstate Tenant Team has represented companies across numerous industries, including e-commerce, retail distribution, consumer product distribution, paper and plastic packaging and food processing.
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Jason Simon Team

Jason Simon is a principal at Colliers International | Chicago. He and his team specialize in tenant representation, landlord representation and corporate solutions. His team creates recurring competitive advantages for clients and carefully develops real estate strategies that promote flexibility, efficiency, increased productivity and greater profitability.
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Net Lease Investment Team

The Net Lease Investment Team - led by Peter Block - is comprised of four professionals with a combined 40+ years of industry experience. We advise retail property investors in the acquisition and disposition of single tenant net lease investments and multi-tenant shopping centers.
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Rosenberg and Regnery Industrial Team

Jack Rosenberg, SIOR, and Fred Regnery are leaders in Colliers International’s corporate real estate practice. Major consumer product companies hire Jack and Fred throughout the country to represent them on real estate transactions.
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Our offices


Chicago - Downtown

71 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Chicago - Rosemont

6250 North River Road
Suite 11-100
Rosemont, IL 60018
United States

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