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Since 1947, Colliers | Chicago has provided effective real estate solutions to clients across the greater Chicago area. Comprised of more than 300 real estate advisors, property management professionals and staff, Colliers | Chicago provides a full range of real estate services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers in a number of industries, including Chicago’s burgeoning tech industry.

Making an Impact in Chicago
Local history

Our rich history in the Chicago area dates to 1947 when Bennett & Kahnweiler was founded by real estate legends Marshall Bennett and Louis Kahnweiler. Kahnweiler, a Chicago native and U.S. Navy vet, gained a reputation for fighting for every last cent for his clients. Bennett & Kahnweiler was best known for the development of the 2,300-acre Centex Industrial Park in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, which resulted in the firm’s reputation as an industrial powerhouse--a reputation that has since endured. To provide our clients with a more diverse set of global real estate services, we proudly joined the Colliers International family where we now offer our clients a full suite of in-house real estate services.

In many respects we are still Lou Kahnweiler. As zealous advocates for our clients, we continue to fight for every last cent. Only today we do so under one name, one brand and one operating philosophy: Colliers International.


At Colliers, we are committed to our craft but we’re also committed to our local communities. We show compassion for those in need and are generous in giving our time and resources. In 2018, our support exceeded $450,000 and hundreds of hours to numerous local organizations. Sixty-five percent of Colliers | Chicago brokers volunteer, hold positions on boards, mentor or give back in a meaningful way. In addition, dozens of women from Colliers | Chicago annually participate in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event.

Colliers | Chicago 2019 Habitat for Humanity Women Build

The highest industry honors in the Chicago area are awarded at the annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). Equally as prestigious is being honored by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). In addition to Colliers | Chicago being awarded the following honors, we have been a finalist for 27 GCFD and NAIOP awards in the last five years.


  • Broker Transaction of the Year - Industrial Investment (2019)
  • Broker Transaction of the Year - Industrial Investment (2016)
  • Suburban Office Transaction of the Year (2015)
  • Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year (2015)


  • Industrial Broker of the Year (2013)

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

  • Winner, Largest Dollar Volume Transaction – Office for Lease (2017)
  • Winner, Largest Dollar Volume Transaction – Industrial Investment Sale with a Platinum Sponsor (2017)

With 12 active SIORs in Colliers | Chicago, and more than 500 nationwide, we are proud to have more SIOR members than any other firm in the U.S.

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From Fortune 500 companies and global institutional investors to family-owned businesses and private investors, we represent dynamic clients who choose us for our expertise and unique attention to the overall client experience. Being “easy to do business with” is a pillar of working with Colliers | Chicago. In partnership with our clients, we make real estate a competitive business advantage and a strong financial asset. We raise the bar in professional services when we exceed expectations, both in the business outcomes we achieve and the personal experience we deliver.

Colliers International | Chicago clients span Fortune 500 companies and global institutional investors to family-owned businesses and private investors
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