Chicago Corporate Solutions Team

Meet the Chicago Corporate Solutions Team


Our team, led by David J. Burden, has extensive experience in the areas of transaction management, lease administration and portfolio strategy, all tied together by a proven technology platform. Colliers has a proven track record delivering comprehensive real estate services to major corporate clients. In every instance, we have managed to improve processes and realize quantifiable savings.  

Champions for Your Success

Our team brings a sharp focus to advising high-profile businesses with large, complex needs – from businesses with a single local project to those operating in multiple markets. Because of this unmatched expertise, we can deliver real estate business solutions that:

Add measurable value

Improve workplace performance

Reduce costs

Our team is an integral component of Colliers’ market leading tenant-focused advisors in gateway metropolitan areas across the Americas working as one collaborative, accountable team to address your real estate issues. We operate at strategic and tactical levels with your company‘s leadership to enable well-informed, profit-driven real estate decisions. Few of our competitors have this kind of high-level, integrated service group. 

Advocates for Your Profitability

To achieve optimal results, the Chicago Corporate Solutions Team gains a thorough understanding of your business; your exact space needs; and your specific expectations, goals, and challenges – a typical beginning in the real estate services industry. However, atypically, we bring together the best practices, tools, experience, and negotiating expertise of Colliers’ most practiced and talented tenant rep brokers to achieve your goals. By sharing the best-in-class thinking of our preeminent specialists from across the United States, we are better positioned to give you the highest quality advice and thus achieve the most advantageous results.

Our team


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4Q 2017 Downtown Chicago Office

Vacancy rate: 12.3% (down from 12.7% in Q3 2017)
Quarter absorption: 595,438

YTD absorption: 842,200

Rental rate: $39.37 (up from $39.22)

Chicago’s downtown office market posted another strong quarter of demand during the fourth quarter of the year, reporting 595,438 square feet of positive net absorption, which drove the CBD’s vacancy rate down 40 basis points to 12.3 percent. At 12.3 percent, the CBD’s vacancy rate sits 110 basis points above the lowest vacancy rate posted during this cycle 15 months ago, as the delivery of 2.6 million square feet over the past 13 months has offset 818,136 square feet of positive net absorption over the same period.


To learn more, read the complete Q4 Downtown Chicago Office Research & Forecast Report.

Areas of expertise

Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the following:

Core Capabilities

  • Superior analytics, customized modeling
  • Transaction execution with deeply managed process tools
  • Strategy development and execution to set the right course
  • Change management integration to improve business process
  • Workplace performance improvement counseling
  • Focus on how the real estate contributes to higher profits

Additional Capabilities

  • Property management
  • Capital project management
  • Asset acquisition and disposition
  • Valuation, advisory, and appraisals
  • Facilities management
  • Colliers 360 – analytic dashboards

 

 

Why our team

 

Colliers Attribute  Benefit to Client
Market-leading, highly experienced brokers  Decreased business operating risk, improved execution across the board
Collaborative, accountable team that apply the broadest knowledge/expertise to your project(s)   Added, measurable value in all steps in the process
Relentless advocates for you   Lowest possible real estate costs, improved workplace performance, and increased overall profitability 
Tenacious negotiators   Best deal with greatest flexibility, all applicable incentives, and most thorough documents
Best-in-class analytics   Time, money, and risk savings
Non conflicts - 100% transparency   Exclusive representation and continuous communication

Awards and Recognitions

  • Winner, CoStar Power Broker (2010-2015)
  • Winner, Everest Club Top Producers Award - Ranked #1 Chicago (2010, 2014-2017), #10 Colliers Americas Region (2015)
  • Finalist, Colliers Pinnacle Award (2014)
  • Winner, CoreNet Service Provider of the Year Award (2015)
  • Finalist, Greater Chicago Food Depository Office Broker of the Year (2010-2014) 
  • Finalist, NAIOP Chicago Downtown and Suburban Office Broker Transaction of the Year (2010-2014)
  • Finalist, NAIOP Mixed Use Development Project of the Year (2014)

Team transactions

David Burden's corporate solutions team has completed 468 transactions in downtown Chicago, totaling more than 16.1 million square feet.

David Burden's team transactions in downtown Chicago, totaling more than 16.1 million square feet

 

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