Michael Marrion is a Senior Vice President in Colliers International’s Downtown Chicago Office Advisory Group and specializes in tenant representation. Michael focuses on representing professional service and nonprofit organizations. Clients include Freeborn & Peters, Locke Lord, Alzheimer’s Association, and One Hope United.
Michael is the founder of Magis, a collaborative workspace for nonprofit organizations in Chicago.
Michael is a strong supporter of the U.S. Military. He created a scholarship at Saint Ignatius High School in honor of his friend LCDR Erik Kristensen (SEAL). He is also the co-chair of a Notre Dame Alumni organization that provides career transition skills to veterans.
Prior to joining Colliers, Michael served as a Senior Vice President in the tenant advisory services group at Transwestern. He began his career as an asset leasing specialist for CBRE in Washington DC. Michael has also worked with Grubb & Ellis Company in Chicago.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1994 with a degree in Finance.
Michael lives in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with his wife Beth, sons Jack (7) and Will (5) and their dog Wrigley.
- BBA, University of Notre Dame
Memberships & Involvements
- Magis Chicago
- The Nonprofit Centers Network
- Association for Consultants to Nonprofits
- Association Forum of Chicago
- The Kristensen Klassic
- Notre Dame Veterans Initiative Council
- Blessings in a Backpack
- Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
- Lone Survivor Foundation
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.