Member Highlight: Michael Lirtzman

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How long have you been a member of COLBA? 15ish years What do you appreciate most about COLBA membership?  The camaraderie with other industry veterans and old-timers, and the pontificating and bloviating of many outstanding COLBA presidents over the years Tell us about your CRE background:  Seen it all and done it all on the […]

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Good News: Hope for the Economy

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Here is a synopsis from Andrew Busch from yesterday’s event. The goal is to move from the chaos that’s occurring today to have confidence in the future. We do this via using the simple planetary model of the economy to understand what’s happened in the past, what’s happening now and what may happen in the […]

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Chris Voss Luncheon at 55 W Monroe

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COLBA kicked off 2019 with a fabulous lunch event at 55 W. Monroe. 55 W Monroe has a lot of exciting new features including… Brand New Spec Suites Brand New Conference Center and Tenant Lounge Upcoming Fitness Center Updates Master negotiator Chris Voss spoke to a packed house on his famous negotiation skills and how […]

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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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