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: Eric Kunkel

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? Since mid 1990’s I think What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? I enjoy having the opportunity to socialize on a professional level with my peers in the industry.  Seeing the young brokers coming up through the ranks is also very enjoyable as they gain […]

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Member Highlight: Corby Marx

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Corby Marx | Colliers International How long have you been a member of COLBA? I think 3 years What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? The ability to interact with my colleagues and competitors at the industry’s best and most topical events. Tell us about your CRE background: I started my career at Insignia/ESG […]

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Member Highlight: Danny Nikitas

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How long have you been a member of COLBA and why did you join? For as long as I can remember and have been qualified. COLBA has always been relevant, both early on for educational purposes and ongoing for networking, industry and social content. What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership? Our events are […]

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COLBA Non-Profit Profile: Chicago’s Midtown Educational Foundation

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A Model for Enriching Chicago’s Disadvantaged Youth COLBA is proud to support the non-profit groups in which its members are active, and as a part of that outreach, COLBA has elected to support Chicago’s Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF). MEF helps inner-city kids to succeed in school and in life, through after-school enrichment programs that integrate […]

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New Year, New Website

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Welcome to a new digital home for the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association The URL hasn’t changed, but the look certainly has! Our goal with the new COLBA website is to provide you with the event details, network connections and market information that will benefit you most as a member of this organization. Create an […]

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