Joe is an associate with Colliers Chicago Office Advisory Group. He focuses his efforts on downtown Chicago tenant representation while tracking market trends and research. He continues to build his practice through innovative real estate strategies that allow his clients to achieve key business objectives. Joe works directly for Chicago’s Principal of the Downtown Office, Tony Karmin, and Senior Vice President, Corby Marx.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Joe was a Senior Business Development Specialist with CEB. In this role, he developed new business and utilized value-driven solutions for clients through a full range of consultative services. At CEB, Joe was consistently identified as a top performer and brings a strong sense of leadership, interpersonal skills, and work ethic to the team.
BBA, University of Iowa
Memberships & Involvements
- Young Office Brokers' Association (YOBA)
- Loyola Academy President’s Leadership Council
- Gateway to Cancer Research – Gateway to OZ Gala
- Association Forum (AF)
Chicago - Downtown
With more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience, I specialize in office tenant representation for a diverse client base in lease relocations and renegotiations, both locally and nationally. My expertise includes structuring and negotiating commercial leases, developing comprehensive and strategic real estate plans and assisting with the acquisition and disposition of owned or leased properties.
My partners and I have successfully advised and guided some of the largest law firms and other businesses navigate through complicated lease transactions, primarily in the downtown Chicago market.
Prior to joining Colliers International, I spent 10 years at Transwestern in their tenant advisory services group. While working at Transwestern, I was responsible for the oversight of the Chicago firm’s development and served on the national board of directors.
I previously served as a senior vice president with CB Richard Ellis following the merger with Insignia/ESG, and I also worked as a tenant representative at Frain Camins and Swartchild and Goldie B. Wolfe and Company.
Chicago - Downtown
With a focus on tenant representation in the downtown Chicago office market, I have gained an extensive understanding of the real estate leasing process. My practice focuses on providing counsel for a diverse group of clients including law, consulting, marketing, financial services, trading and technology firms. With 16 years’ experience, I am an expert in developing and executing real estate strategies which maximize my clients’ economic outcomes, all while ensuring real estate is always aligned with the company’s short and long-term business operating objectives.
Prior to joining Colliers International, I spent nine years at Transwestern as senior vice president where I specialized in tenant representation. I began my real estate career at Insignia/ESG and later CB Richard Ellis following the merger of those two firms.
Client Services Coordinator
Chicago - Downtown
I am a client services coordinator with Colliers International | Chicago's Downtown Office Advisory group, working with the team led by Tony Karmin, principal. I also support Corby Marx, senior vice president; Michael Marrion, vice president; John Iglar, senior associate; and Joseph Stevens, associate.
My background includes 20 years of broad range real estate industry experience. I began my real estate career with then, LaSalle Partners, now JLL, working within Tenant Representation, then transitioning to Industrial Property Management with Cushman & Wakefield. Back at JLL, within their Capital Markets division, I marketed multiple US locations for a Top 10 Worldwide client. Next, I joined Grubb and Ellis, and worked on Industrial brokerage until their closure. Most recently, prior to joining Colliers | Chicago, I again worked at JLL within Public Relations on the administrative side of the marketing team for a team of 10.