Net Lease Investment Team

Net Lease Investment Team


Executive Vice President  Peter Block leads a team comprised of four professionals with a combined 40 years of industry experience advising retail property investors in the acquisition and disposition of single tenant net lease investments and shopping centers.

Value
Our team sees beyond the bricks and mortar to analyze how property acquisition, ownership and disposition can accelerate the success of your financial portfolio. We identify and evaluate assets that best complement your existing portfolio, property performance requirements, income goals and risk profile.

Integrity
The team shares market research, sales transaction information, data on emerging capital sources and details about active buyers and seller in order to achieve results that exceed client expectations. This holistic approach, combined with cutting-edge marketing techniques and local real estate knowledge, results in thousands of square feet transacted annually.

Results
With a combination of capital market experience and a network of Colliers professionals in more than 100 markets nationwide, our team of investment professionals works together to exceed our clients' expectation in each acquisition, disposition and financing assignment.

Our team


Peter Block

Executive Vice President | Chicago
Chicago - Rosemont

Clients appreciate my consultative real estate approach and lean on my 30 years of industry experience. As an executive vice president, I lead Colliers International’s Chicago-based, five-member retail investment practice group. Our team, who has a combined 40+ years of industry experience, advises retail property investors in the acquisition and disposition of single tenant net lease investments and multi-tenant shopping centers.

I serve as the chairman of Colliers NNN investment practice and have transacted record-setting sales in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Prior to joining Colliers, I spent nearly a decade at both Cushman & Wakefield and Insignia/CBRE. 

My hobby is cooking, and for three years I have created recipes on my food blog, Feed Your Soul Too.

Marshall Burke

Senior Director
Richmond

I have been professionally engaged in the real estate industry since 1986. My real estate experience includes commercial brokerage and commercial valuation in the Richmond and Washington, DC markets. I have participated in the execution of sales and finance transactions with a total project value in excess of $2 billion, and I have completed approximately 550 commercial valuation & advisory assignments. I am a native of Richmond and joined Colliers International's Richmond office in 2015 after spending 15 years in various capital markets and valuation & advisory positions with Cushman & Wakefield of Washington, D.C.

Joseph Austin

Vice President
Chicago - Rosemont

Joseph is a Vice President with the Colliers International | Net Lease Investments Group, "The Restaurant Experts". He is based in Boise, Idaho and his specialty is advising in the acquisition and disposition of restaurant focused single tenant net lease investments throughout the western United States.

Joseph, is a 15+ year industry veteran with experience that includes over a billion dollars of real estate across 29 states, 200+ properties, 5MM+ square feet, hundreds of acres and all major property types. His experience includes 5+ years in corporate acquisitions and due diligence, 5+ years in corporate asset management and dispositions, and 5+ years in brokerage and consulting.

Christian Pera

Associate
Chicago - Rosemont

Christian is an Associate with Colliers International’s Chicago-based Net Lease Investment team.  Led by industry veteran Peter Block, the team assists clients across the country in the disposition and acquisition of single-tenant retail assets.

In addition to general sales and canvassing activities, Christian’s primary focus is properties within the YUM! Brands portfolio including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC. A trusted advisor for the restaurant industry, Christian and his team have been enlisted to assist various companies, franchise to corporate, in their real estate strategy as a guide to overall financial stability.

 

Seth Gilford

Associate
Chicago - Rosemont

Seth is an Associate with Colliers International’s Chicago-based Net Lease Investment team.  Led by industry veteran Peter Block, the team assists clients across the country in the disposition and acquisition of single-tenant retail assets.

In addition to general sales and canvassing activities, Seth and his team have been enlisted to assist various companies, franchise to corporate, in their real estate strategy as a guide to overall financial stability.

Kate Morrisroe

Project Coordinator
Chicago - Rosemont

Kate is a project coordinator with the Colliers International | Chicago Retail Investment Services Group. 

In addition to handling many aspects of client relations including transaction management, Kate is responsible for the coordination of marketing materials, sales proposals, PSA due diligence, and various other deliverables to help the team gain new business. Kate also handles research and organizes and manages the group’s various social media platforms including the team’s proprietary website, Facebook and twitter accounts.

Kate is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama where she majored in Finance and specialized in Real Estate.

Prior to joining Colliers, Kate worked as a marketing coordinator for a Real Estate in Atlanta. Additionally, she has worked for a Real Estate law firm tracking documents and attending sales closing.

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HELPFUL LINKS

Certified Commercial Investment Member

Colliers NNN Group

Colliers US Retail Services

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily

International Council of Shopping Centers

NRS Development Reports (Chicago)

Real Estate Investor HQ

Market commentary

FEATURED REPORTS

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Case studies

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 Apple Store, 801 W North Avenue, Chicago Apple Store
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