Member Highlight: Scott Becker

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? I believe I (finally) joined in 2012. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? The ability to connect, and socialize, with my friends & peers within the brokerage community. Tell us about your CRE background: I was fortunate to have been given an internship with […]

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Member Highlight: Cal Wessman

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? About 15 years. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? Monthly events with great guests & speakers; Also, a strong group of members who are leaders in Chicago commercial real estate. Tell us about your CRE background: I’ve been at CBRE my entire career. Started […]

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Member Highlight: Brian Atkinson

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? Since 2005. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? The opportunity to connect with friends and former colleagues (I have a lot) on a regular basis. Tell us about your CRE background: Five years of tenant rep at Grubb & Ellis before CJ Dempsey and […]

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Member Highlight: Daniel Arends

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? Probably around 10 years. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? The camaraderie and knowledge sharing. Tell us about your CRE background: I have been focused on representing tenants in the Metropolitan Chicago market for over 25 years.  Throughout my career, I have completed more […]

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Member Highlight: Jamey Dix

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? About 4 years What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? Prior to this year, I had not been an active participant in COLBA and hadn’t attended the events. That was a mistake. The events are always fun and well attended. It’s a great way to spend time with […]

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Member Highlight: Scott Goldman

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? About 2 1/2 years. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? Getting to know peers in the industry and working together with them in a team environment. Tell us about your CRE background:  I spent a couple of years as an asset manager running a […]

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Member Highlight: Pat Philbin

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? Approximately 7 or 8 years, on the Board for the last 3+ years (or is it 4?). What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? It gives me a chance to run into industry friends that I may not get to see as often. The events […]

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Member Highlight: Andrea Saewitz

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? 15 years. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? I like the camaraderie of communicating with other real estate professionals in a different, more collaborative setting. Tell us about your CRE background:  I just got lucky to be introduced to this business in 1981 and […]

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Member Highlight: Lisa Davidson

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? Probably 20 years. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? The great food at the luncheons J Love the great speakers too… Tell us about your CRE background:  Tenant rep for over 25 years. What is your advice for young brokers starting out in the […]

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Member Highlight: Jack O’Brien

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? It has been quite a few years now – I believe I joined in 1998. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? The people and the friendships. Tell us about your CRE background:  I started in Landlord representation in 1994 and, with the exception of […]

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