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Geoffrey M. Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
Industrial Specialist
Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., #350
Chicago, IL 60631
United States
Phone: +1.773.957.1426
Cell: +1.312.543.2900
Email: gkasselman@ngkf.com
Website: www.ngkf.com
Additional Website: http://www.sustainableintelligence.com
 
Chapter:   SIOR Chicago Chapter
Member Since: 1997
 

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Bio

I am leading NGKF's National Industrial Practice across North America, providing support to select data center/mission critical projects, and helping my internal and external clients alike harness the value creation that comes from best practices in energy efficiency, sustainability, technology and innovation. I am also the CEO of Op2mize Energy, LLC. Prior, I was the President & CEO of Op2mize, a real estate services firm built on the premise of Sustainable Intelligence™.

I am a LEED AP, a Cisco Systems Registered Partner, a former Citrix Silver Solutions Advisor, and a DQI Trailblazer. Since 1987, I've completed more than 1,000 projects totaling in excess of $1 billion, and have received numerous industry awards such as the “Largest Dollar Volume Transaction, Industrial” Award from SIOR-Chicago, the Illinois Real Estate Journal’s “Excellence Award”, and the prestigious CommercialForum Broker of the Year “Gold Award” from the Chicago Association of Realtors. I am an accomplished author and public speaker, and recently served as the Chair of SIOR’s Digital Media and Communications Committee, earning a coveted Digie Award for SIOR in 2013. I am also a past president of both AIRE and SIOR-Chicago Chapter.

Affiliates
  • LEED AP
Education
  • University of Michigan 1987 - BGS
Areas of Practice
  • Investments
  • Tenant Representation
  • Brokerage Management
  • Landlord
  • Corporate Services
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Consulting
Transactions
2017

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

Industrial Lease

1,039,843 sq. ft.

Union City, GA - August 7, 2017
2016

Jason West, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$4,310,000 Industrial Lease

309,840 sq. ft.

Jason represented TIAA-CREF
Geoffrey represented Petco

Joliet, IL - October 3, 2016

Jason West, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$15,000,000 Industrial Lease

353,322 sq. ft.

Jason represented Heitman
Geoffrey represented Assemblers

McCook, IL - August 19, 2016

Jason West, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

Sean Henrick, SIOR, CCIM

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$3,000,000 Industrial Lease

51,900 sq. ft.

Jason represented Exeter
Sean represented Exeter
Geoffrey represented Cummins

Hodgkins, IL - July 1, 2016

Daniel Leahy, SIOR

NAI Hiffman
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$612,000 Industrial Lease

26,483 sq. ft.

Daniel represented TA Realty
Geoffrey represented AMI/Alside

West Dundee, IL - January 8, 2016
2015

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$1,050,000 Other Lease

18,900 sq. ft.

Geoffrey represented IDI Gazeley

Ad, IL - December 28, 2015

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

Floyd Sweeney, SIOR, MCR

FL Sweeney LLC
Saint Louis, MO

$280,000 Industrial Lease

22,656 sq. ft.

Geoffrey represented Show Me Home Delivery
Floyd represented Show Me Home Delivery

Elk Grove Village, IL - December 16, 2015

Christopher Volkert, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$2,453,000 Industrial Lease

41,446 sq. ft.

Christopher represented Panattoni
Geoffrey represented Fibre-Craft LLC

Skokie, IL - August 4, 2015
2014

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

Roy Splansky, SIOR

Venture One Real Estate
Rosemont, IL

$4,500,000 Industrial Sale

222,750 sq. ft. / 32 acres

Geoffrey represented Maine Plastics
Roy represented Venture One Real Estate

Zion, IL - October 20, 2014

David Prioletti, SIOR

CBRE
Oak Brook, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$375,000 Industrial Lease

700,200 sq. ft.

David represented Griffin Capital
Geoffrey represented Assemblers Inc.

Monee, IL - September 1, 2014

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

Andrew Zezas

Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Somerset, NJ

$1,080,672 Office Lease

10,329 sq. ft.

Geoffrey represented Durata Therapeutics
Andrew represented Durata Therapeutics

Chicago, IL - July 31, 2014

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

Andrew Zezas

Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Somerset, NJ

$8,488,031 Office Lease

26,751 sq. ft.

Geoffrey represented Durata
Andrew represented Durata

Chicago, IL - May 27, 2014

John Cash, SIOR

NAI Hiffman
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$2,772,955 Industrial Lease

149,039 sq. ft.

Melrose Park, IL - May 23, 2014

John Cassidy, SIOR

Lee & Associates of Illinois
Des Plaines, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$2,129,566 Industrial Lease

54,153 sq. ft.

Elgin, IL - May 6, 2014

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

Sally Macoicz, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Industrial Lease

270,789 sq. ft.

Geoffrey represented Assemblers
Sally represented Industrial Income Trust

Bedford Park, IL - February 1, 2014

Sally Macoicz, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$5,000,000 Industrial Lease

270,789 sq. ft.

Sally represented Industrial Income Trust
Geoffrey represented Assemblers Inc.

Bedford Park, IL - January 3, 2014
2011

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

Trevor Ragsdale

JLL
Chicago, IL

Industrial Lease

Romervill, IL - August 1, 2011

Ronald Behm, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$766,722 Industrial Lease

Ronald represented Special Logistics

Elk Grove Village, IL - August 1, 2011
2010

Andrew Zezas

Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Somerset, NJ

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP

Newmark Knight Frank
Chicago, IL

$2,330,000 Industrial Lease

94,682 sq. ft.

Andrew represented AGFA II Acquisitions Corp.
Geoffrey represented AGFA II Acquisitions Corp.

Bloomingdale, IL - September 24, 2010
Committee History
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Technology CommitteeMember11/14/201710/1/2019
Board of DirectorsImmediate Past President10/1/20179/30/2018
International Member GroupMember1/1/201712/31/2017
Technology CommitteeMember10/1/201610/1/2017
Chapter Leadership CouncilMember4/6/20179/30/2017
Board of DirectorsPresident10/25/20169/30/2017
International Member GroupMember10/28/201012/31/2016
Member Coalition CouncilChair10/1/201510/31/2016
GovernancePresident-Elect10/1/201510/30/2016
Board of DirectorsPresident-Elect10/1/201510/24/2016
Technology CommitteeMember10/1/201410/1/2016
Nimbleness/Governance Work GroupMember9/1/20148/31/2016
Thought Leadership Work GroupChair9/1/20148/31/2016
Board of DirectorsVice President10/31/201410/30/2015
Budget and Finance CommitteeMember10/1/20139/30/2015
Chapter Leadership CouncilMember - At Large10/1/20149/30/2015
Technology CommitteeChair10/1/201310/1/2014
Independent Brokerage Working GroupMember8/1/201310/31/2013
Technology CommitteeChair10/1/201110/1/2013
Budget and Finance CommitteeForum Member10/1/20119/30/2013
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