James Winkler

James Winkler

Director | Market Research

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Professional Summary

James Winkler leads the firm’s Market Research department, providing in-depth building and transactional statistics, trending, market and submarket statistical analysis, and general market conditions. He is responsible for overall quality control of the data services and serves as Colliers Indianapolis local expert toward regional and national research capabilities. He uses a proactive approach to conduct market research by creating and leveraging reciprocal relationships with a broad spectrum of key industry contacts. James and his team physically survey the market with regular on-site visits and walk-throughs.  James continually taps into his can-do attitude and inquisitive style to strengthen his knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and its relevant drivers. For his superior work ethic and dedication to the Market Research department, James received the firm’s “Peak Performance” staff award for 2013.

Previously, James worked with a public relations and communications firm based in Indianapolis.

In his spare time James enjoys live music and exploring the wide range of activities available in Indianapolis.


• Recipient.  Peak Performance Award 2013
•  Participant.  Harvard ManageMentor Program  2020-2021 
• Volunteer.  Habitat for Humanity
• Volunteer.  Wheeler Mission
• Volunteer.  Meals on Wheels 
• Volunteer.  Shepherd Community Center 
• Member.  Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity


B.S.  Marketing
Butler University - Indianapolis, Indiana


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Nov 8, 2019
Record Low Vacancy Despite Construction Spree
All sectors of the Indianapolis industrial market are booming, reaching the lowest vacancy and highest rental rates on record. The result has been an influx of new construction of all varieties.
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Office Tenants Paying a Premium to Attract Talent
Employee recruitment and retention is key to a company's success. and record low unemployment is making hiring tough. Companies are paying a premium in real estate to differentiate their workspaces and draw talent, whether that added value be in new construction, on-site amenities, or an expensive interior build-out.
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Aug 9, 2019
Industrial Vacancy Reaches Another Record Low
Q2 2019 | Strong user activity boosted year-to-date net absorption to 3.2 MSF and is expected to climb to record levels by the end of 2019.
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