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Geoffrey M. Kasselman
SIOR, LEED AP

Partner & SVP, Workplace Strategy

CRG | Clayco

35 E Wacker Dr, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601

Market
Chicago
Specialty
Industrial Specialist
Member Since
1997
Chapter
SIOR Chicago Chapter
Areas of Practice
Investments, Tenant Representation, Brokerage Management, Landlord, Corporate Services, Distribution & Logistics, Sale/Leasing, Consulting
Accreditations
, LEED AP
I am an award-winning digital & sustainable real estate strategist, public speaker, and futurist. I provide clients, partners, and the broader RE industry, with current market dynamics and near-future trends and vision, creating immense value opportunities and insights that drive near-term ROI. My unique purview combines, local, regional, national and global awareness and experience with emerging best practices in digital technology, innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency. I tend to focus in the areas of e-commerce, omni-channel supply chain, mission critical, network optimization, and the near/long-term future-proofing of any industry which is being disrupted or transformed.

In addition to my duties at Op2mize, LLC, I am also the CEO of Op2mize Energy, a strategic energy procurement firm built on the premise of Sustainable Intelligence™. Previously I was an Executive Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank where I led their national industrial practice group from 2013-2017, and was their top-producing industrial broker in Chicago thru 2019. I also served as the 2017 Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) Global President. Currently I'm the Chicago Regional Chair for Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise (FIBREE), and a member of the Governing Board of Sky Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, awareness, and early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Over the course of my 31-year career I've completed more than 1,000 transactions worth in excess of $1 billion. Current or recent clients include CAT, ASOS, Cummins, Petco, JB Hunt, Reyes Holdings, Assemblers/Skinny Pop, DWR/Herman Miller, Hussmann, Hydrofarm, Harlem Furniture, Gotham Greens, Heys Luggage, IDI, Prologis, and many others. I was recently honored by Crain’s Chicago Business as a member of their 2017 Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago list; was inducted as a member of the 2017 Midwest CRE Hall of Fame; was named a 2018 CoStar Power Broker (also in 2014, 2016 & 2017); and received NKF’s Outstanding Service Award for 2016, amongst other honors and distinctions.

In addition to my core real estate activities, I'm an innovation-minded futurist focused on harnessing transformative disruption and technology convergence in order to bring actionable opportunities to commercial real estate. I've traveled the globe studying smart buildings and smart cities; provide mentoring to several PropTech startups; and sit on various advisory boards such as CRETech; Solar Skyrise; RealNex; and DisruptCRE. I'm a prominent global speaker and accomplished author on a variety of topics including economic trends, innovation, sustainability, e-commerce/supply chain, blockchain, and exponential and converging technologies. Some of my recent Keynote speaking assignments have included various SIOR regional events; the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's 23rd Annual Real Estate Conference; the State Bar of Michigan; National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board; Counselors of Real Estate (CRE); NCREIF; NAIOP; the Appraisal Institute; BISNOW’s National Industrial Conference; the Will County (IL) Center for Economic Development; Ware Malcomb and Ashley Capital’s Annual Company Meetings; and Knight Frank’s Global Cities launch event in Dublin, Ireland. Other recent speaking assignments have taken him to Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, the U.K.
  • University of Michigan 1987 - BGS
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
1,039,843 Sq. Ft.
August 7, 2017 Union City, GA

Jason West, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$4,310,000
309,840 Sq. Ft.
October 3, 2016 Joliet, IL

Jason represented TIAA-CREF

Geoffrey represented Petco

Jason West, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$15,000,000
353,322 Sq. Ft.
August 19, 2016 McCook, IL

Jason represented Heitman

Geoffrey represented Assemblers

Jason West, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL
Sean Henrick, SIOR, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$3,000,000
51,900 Sq. Ft.
July 1, 2016 Hodgkins, IL

Jason represented Exeter

Sean represented Exeter

Geoffrey represented Cummins

Daniel Leahy, SIOR
NAI Hiffman
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$612,000
26,483 Sq. Ft.
January 8, 2016 West Dundee, IL

Daniel represented TA Realty

Geoffrey represented AMI/Alside

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Other Lease
$1,050,000
18,900 Sq. Ft.
December 28, 2015 Ad, IL

Geoffrey represented IDI Gazeley

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Floyd Sweeney, SIOR Retired, MCR
FL Sweeney LLC
Saint Louis, MO
Industrial Lease
$280,000
22,656 Sq. Ft.
December 16, 2015 Elk Grove Village, IL

Geoffrey represented Show Me Home Delivery

Floyd represented Show Me Home Delivery

Christopher Volkert, SIOR
Colliers International
Rosemont, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$2,453,000
41,446 Sq. Ft.
August 4, 2015 Skokie, IL

Christopher represented Panattoni

Geoffrey represented Fibre-Craft LLC

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Roy Splansky, SIOR
Venture One Real Estate
Rosemont, IL
Industrial Sale
$4,500,000
222,750 Sq. Ft. / 32 Acres
October 20, 2014 Zion, IL

Geoffrey represented Maine Plastics

Roy represented Venture One Real Estate

David Prioletti, SIOR
CBRE
Oak Brook, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$375,000
700,200 Sq. Ft.
September 1, 2014 Monee, IL

David represented Griffin Capital

Geoffrey represented Assemblers Inc.

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Andrew Zezas
Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Somerset, NJ
Office Lease
$1,080,672
10,329 Sq. Ft.
July 31, 2014 Chicago, IL

Geoffrey represented Durata Therapeutics

Andrew represented Durata Therapeutics

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Andrew Zezas
Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Somerset, NJ
Office Lease
$8,488,031
26,751 Sq. Ft.
May 27, 2014 Chicago, IL

Geoffrey represented Durata

Andrew represented Durata

John Cash, SIOR
NAI Hiffman
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$2,772,955
149,039 Sq. Ft.
May 23, 2014 Melrose Park, IL

John Cassidy, SIOR
Lee & Associates of Illinois
Des Plaines, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$2,129,566
54,153 Sq. Ft.
May 6, 2014 Elgin, IL

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Sally Macoicz, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
270,789 Sq. Ft.
February 1, 2014 Bedford Park, IL

Geoffrey represented Assemblers

Sally represented Industrial Income Trust

Sally Macoicz, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$5,000,000
270,789 Sq. Ft.
January 3, 2014 Bedford Park, IL

Sally represented Industrial Income Trust

Geoffrey represented Assemblers Inc.

Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Trevor Ragsdale
JLL
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
August 1, 2011 Romervill, IL

Ronald Behm, SIOR
Colliers International
Rosemont, IL
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$766,722
August 1, 2011 Elk Grove Village, IL

Ronald represented Special Logistics

Andrew Zezas
Real Estate Strategies Corporation
Somerset, NJ
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
CRG | Clayco
Chicago, IL
Industrial Lease
$2,330,000
94,682 Sq. Ft.
September 24, 2010 Bloomingdale, IL

Andrew represented AGFA II Acquisitions Corp.

Geoffrey represented AGFA II Acquisitions Corp.

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