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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

Dec 9, 2020

Colliers acquires veteran CBOE, CME real estate rep's firm

The longtime real estate adviser for the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Chicago Mercantile Exchange has sold her boutique brokerage to Colliers International Chicago.
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Stay ahead with industry-leading research

Apr 28, 2021

2021 Q1 Chicago Industrial Market Report

Industrial demand, measured by net absorption and new leasing volume, increased during the first quarter of 2021 for the third consecutive period. Both indicators returned to pre-pandemic levels – net absorption between January and March totaled 7.2 million square feet, matching the impressive net absorption recorded during the first quarter of 2020 before the pandemic took hold. New leases and lease expansions totaled 13.8 million square feet, a 24 percent increase over the strong 11.1 million square feet of new leasing activity recorded during the fourth quarter of 2020.
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Apr 20, 2021

2021 Q1 Chicago Downtown Office Report

Although there is some optimism in the market with a slight uptick in activity compared to last quarter, a return to market “health” is a long way off. The Chicago office market is expected to remain soft well into 2021.
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Apr 16, 2021

2021 Q1 Chicago Suburban Office Report

The first quarter of 2021 continued to see an increase in the number of companies in the market for office space. An increase is expected to continue through the 2nd quarter, with visible improvement to signed leases and absorption expected. The inner ring of the market, including Near North, O’Hare and Oak Brook are seeing the majority of activity.
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Feb 12, 2021

2020 Q4 Chicago Industrial Big Box Report

Chicago's biggest and most modern industrial buildings recorded an impressive and record-setting year despite the unpredictably introduced by the Coronavirus pandemic, an economic recession, political turmoil, and social unrest. New leases and lease expansions totaled 24.9 million square feet in big box buildings over the course of 2020, a new record. This figure was a 20 percent increase over 2019's total of 20.7 million square feet, the previous record. Mega-sized leases greater than 1 million square feet accounted for 42 percent of this activity, with eight new leases totaling 10.4 million square feet signed during the year. Year-over-year, Chicago's big box vacancy rate declined slightly to 8.51 percent. The rate dipped as low as 7.83 percent during the second quarter of 2020, then spiked to 8.77 percent during the third quarter of the year due to the delivery of 3.9 million square feet of vacant speculative development projects and new vacancies introduced in second generation big box buildings. An uptick in demand during the fourth quarter pushed the vacancy rate down 26 basis points. Net absorption was positive during all four quarters of 2020, totaling 15.1 million square feet. While this is below 2019's record net absorption total of 17.4 million square feet, it was one of the greatest annual totals in the big box market's history, and was particularly impressive in light of the uncertainty experienced in nearly every facet of life during the year.
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Brokerage teams

Arends Project 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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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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