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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 International 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 International.

Community

At Colliers, we are committed to our craft but we’re also committed to our local communities. We show compassion for those in need and are generous in giving our time and resources. In 2018, our support exceeded $450,000 and hundreds of hours to numerous local organizations. Sixty-five percent of Colliers | Chicago brokers volunteer, hold positions on boards, mentor or give back in a meaningful way. In addition, dozens of women from Colliers | Chicago annually participate in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event.

Colliers | Chicago 2019 Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Awards

The highest industry honors in the Chicago area are awarded at the annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). Equally as prestigious is being honored by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). In addition to Colliers | Chicago being awarded the following honors, we have been a finalist for 27 GCFD and NAIOP awards in the last five years.

NAIOP

  • Broker Transaction of the Year - Industrial Investment (2019)
  • Broker Transaction of the Year - Industrial Investment (2016)
  • Suburban Office Transaction of the Year (2015)
  • Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year (2015)

GCFD

  • Industrial Broker of the Year (2013)

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.

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Clients

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.

Colliers International | Chicago clients span Fortune 500 companies and global institutional investors to family-owned businesses and private investors

Featured News

Aug 3, 2022

The main buzzword for I-55? Growth

Growth. This is the main buzzword when talking about the I-55 Corridor. But is the increasing demand welcome news for all? It depends on who you ask. I-55’s present vacancy rate is just 1.4%, or 1.5 million square feet, and the shortage of supply has caused rents for ready-to-occupy space to skyrocket above predictions. This is, of course, unfortunate for businesses wanting to either grow their presence or establish a new one, but for landlords? It’s a best-case scenario.
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Jul 26, 2022

Chicago Warehouse Market Keeps Rolling

The vacancy rate for Chicago-area industrial real estate fell to an all-time low in the second quarter. Amid rising inflation and interest rates, can it go any lower?
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Featured research

Aug 11, 2022

2022 Q2 Chicago Industrial Big Box Report

Demand for Chicago’s big box industrial product totaled 5.1 million square feet during the second quarter of 2022, as measured by net absorption. While this figure was still strongly positive, it also represented the lowest quarterly total since the fourth quarter of 2020 and was nearly half of the record 9.7 million square feet recorded during the fourth quarter of 2021. Seven speculative big box buildings totaling 3.9 million square feet were completed between April and June, four of which were delivered vacant. As a result, the big box vacancy rate, which had plunged to an all-time low of 2.61 percent in March, increased for the first time in seven quarters, ticking up by 31 basis points to 2.92 percent.
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Jul 29, 2022

2022 Q2 Chicago Industrial Market Report

Demand for space in Chicago’s industrial market matched the past two quarters as measured by net absorption, despite inflation at a 40-year high and economic uncertainty. Net absorption totaled 12.1 million square feet during the second quarter of 2022, slightly outpacing last quarter’s total of 11.7 million square feet. Build-to-suit completions played a slightly larger role during the quarter, contributing 3.3 million square feet to the quarter’s net absorption total.
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Jul 22, 2022

2022 Q2 Chicago Downtown Office Report

As office workers start to return to their routines, we are seeing more clearly the repercussions of the pandemic and its effect on each submarket. Two separate patterns are emerging in the office asset classes as we transition away from defining the market by the pandemic: Class A buildings, particularly in Fulton Market and the West Loop, have increased activity and interest, while Class B assets, specifically in the Central Loop, continue to feel the full weight of the downturn with lower rates and higher vacancy. Further, the draw of new class A constructions and recently renovated, amenity rich assets in other submarkets puts existing Class B buildings at a disadvantage. It will be some time before Class B assets trend in positive absorption overall.
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Jul 21, 2022

2022 Q2 Chicago Suburban Office Report

High quality, well located, Class A properties will continue to see the most activity as employers look to update their space in order to attract employees back to the office.
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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 International | 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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Lynn Reich's Industrial Services Team

Lynn Reich, executive vice president with Colliers | Chicago, consistently brings landlords and tenants together to solve distribution and manufacturing real estate challenges on a nationwide basis with provable results.
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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

Office

Chicago - Downtown

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

Chicago - Rosemont

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

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