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James R. Estus, SIOR
Industrial Specialist
Principal, Colliers International
6250 N. River Rd., Ste. 11-100
Rosemont, IL 60018-5275
United States
Phone: +1.847.698.8235
Cell: +1.847.922.9449
Email: jim.estus@colliers.com
Website: www.colliers.com
 
Chapter:   SIOR Chicago Chapter
Member Since: 2006
 
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Bio

Jim is an Executive Vice President within the industrial advisory group of Colliers International, where he works with local and national clients servicing their real estate requirements. During his twenty-five year real estate career, Jim has established a diversified background representing buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants. He has experience in sales and acquisition of vacant land, sales and leasing, investment sales and build-to-suit. Since 1987 Jim specialized in the western, southwestern and northwestern industrial areas of Cook County, DuPage County and Will County. He has personally completed over 300 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $900 million.

Prior to joining Colliers, Jim was employed with Cushman & Wakefield for 18 years where he was a Senior Director in the Industrial / Technology Group.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

*Top 10% Producer, Colliers USA, 2011

*CoStar Group Power Broker Award, 2004-2005, 2009

*Top Chicago Industrial Broker, 2000-2002, 2009

*NAIOP Build to Suit of the Year Award, 2000

*Top Five Suburban Broker Award, 2000-2003, 1998, 1994-1996

*Area Service of Excellence Award, Western Region 1997

*Brokerage Service Excellence Award, 1997

Areas of Practice
  • Tenant Representation
  • Sale/Leasing
  • Landlord
Transactions
2016

Lynn Reich, SIOR, CCIM

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Land Sale

79 acres

Lynn represented Rockefeller Development
James represented Molto

Minooka, IL - December 21, 2016
2015

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$4,850,000 Industrial Lease

57,000 sq. ft.

Daniel represented Baldor Chicago

Bolingbrook, IL - April 3, 2015

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

David Bercu, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Damian Rivera, SIOR

ESRP
Dallas, TX

$5,144,474 Industrial Lease

190,706 sq. ft.

Bolingbrook, IL - January 1, 2015
2014

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Steven Podolsky, SIOR

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International
Des Plaines, IL

Steven Tick, SIOR

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International
Des Plaines, IL

$487,740 Industrial Lease

325,160 sq. ft.

James represented International Airport Centers
Steven represented New Breed Logistics, Inc.
Steven represented New Breed Logistics, Inc.

Bolingbrook, IL - September 9, 2014

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Steven Podolsky, SIOR

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International
Des Plaines, IL

Steven Tick, SIOR

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International
Des Plaines, IL

$357,558 Industrial Lease

361,176 sq. ft.

Steven represented New Breed Logistics, Inc.
Steven represented New Breed Logistics, Inc.

Bolingbrook, IL - June 8, 2014
2012

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Mark Goode, SIOR

Venture One Real Estate
Rosemont, IL

Roy Splansky, SIOR

Venture One Real Estate
Rosemont, IL

$1,279,626 Industrial Lease

IL - August 17, 2012

Ronald Behm, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Jack Rosenberg, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

$584,194 Industrial Lease

IL - July 1, 2012

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Steven Podolsky, SIOR

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International
Des Plaines, IL

$1,513,234 Industrial Lease

Bolingbrook, IL - May 1, 2012
2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Brian Liston, SIOR

Value Industrial Partners
Elmhurst, IL

$183,624 Industrial Lease

Countryside, IL - December 20, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Trevor Ragsdale

JLL
Chicago, IL

Kristian Bjorson, SIOR

JLL
Chicago, IL

$10,708,995 Industrial Lease

Elmhurst, IL - October 6, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Christopher Volkert, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

$5,573,594 Industrial Lease

Wood Dale, IL - September 19, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

John Suerth, SIOR

CBRE
Schaumburg, IL

$284,208 Industrial Lease

Des Plaines, IL - August 26, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

David Friedland, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

$4,521,635 Industrial Lease

Aurora, IL - July 11, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Daniel Cawley, SIOR

Cawley Chicago Commercial Real Estate Co.
Downers Grove, IL

$3,020,476 Industrial Lease

Boilingbrook, IL - June 11, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

David Bercu, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

$2,510,754 Industrial Lease

Elk Grove Village, IL - April 1, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Lawrence Johnson, SIOR

CBRE
Oak Brook, IL

$464,100 Industrial Lease

Bolingbrook, IL - March 2, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Jeffrey Locascio, SIOR

Transwestern
Rosemont, IL

$1,148,000 Industrial Lease

Countryside, IL - January 11, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

David Friedland, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

$6,459,544 Industrial Lease

Chicago, IL - January 2, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Matthew Stauber, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

$3,600,000 Industrial Lease

Bolinbrook, IL - January 1, 2011

James Estus, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Steven Kohn, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

$1,389,349 Industrial Lease

716,318 sq. ft.

Bolingbrook, IL - January 1, 2011
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