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Professional Summary

John Basile is the Vice President of Colliers International | Chicago Industrial Advisory Group, advising clients locally and across North America.  Locally he works with owners, tenants, landlords and developers in the leasing, sale, and development of industrial properties. John also works with multi-market clients across North America to penetrate new markets, exit underperforming markets and maximize their supply chain efficiencies.  Clients not only benefit from John’s expertise in transactional negotiations, but also site selection, incentives procurement, labor analysis, capital market resources, portfolio evaluation, and corporate lease administration. 

John is also a member of Colliers’ Food Advisory Services Group, a national platform developing and piloting best practices specifically tailored to companies specializing in food production, distribution, and storage.  Members must have significant experience in the food and cold storage sector, and maintain high levels of relevant transactions.  Our clients benefit from creative solutions specific to their unique industry and are able to leverage our accrued relationships and experience.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2012, John was an Associate Vice President at Grubb & Ellis in their industrial sector and was a founding member of their Food and Cold Storage Practice Group. Preceding John’s entry into the real estate industry, he worked as a mental health counselor at a local hospital’s adolescent psychiatric unit.  During that time, he provided one-on-one and group counseling to at risk youth suffering from mental illness and drug abuse.

John graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Psychology. While at U of C, John was a varsity athlete, member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, member of Psi Chi (International Honor Society in Psychology) and a 20+ hour/week     student-employee. John went on to complete his MBA at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

John, his wife Kim, and three children reside in Lisle, IL and are active volunteers at their parish church, where John also serves on the parish counsel.  The Basile Family are also active volunteers, fundraisers, and ambassadors for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet.  John is currently the chairman of the executive board of directors for Catholic Charities, and also sits on their finance, housing development, and Head Start committees.

In his spare time, John enjoys hunting, skiing, and golfing with friends and family; and daily (nearly) exercise, cooking and reading of literature of all categories.

Services:

  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation
  • Brokerage: Landlord Representation

Property Type:

  • Industrial

Clients:

  • Amigos Foods
  • Brennan Investment Group
  • City of Chicago Heights
  • Esmark Steel Group
  • Evergreen Industrial Properties
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
  • IKO Industries
  • Koch Industries
  • McCook Cold Storage
  • Mead Electric
  • Mi-Jack Products
  • Northern Builders
  • Platform Specialty Products
  • Professional Freezers
  • The Chef’s Warehouse
  • The Hertz Corporation
  • Unisource Worldwide
  • Village of Bedford Park
  • Xerox Corporation

Education:

  • MBA, DePaul University
  • BS, Psychology, University of Chicago 

 

Memberships & Involvements:

  • AIRE

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