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Daniel L. Smolensky, SIOR
Industrial Specialist
Principal, Taurus Modal Group
935 W. Chestnut
Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60642
United States
Phone: +1.847.778.6445
Cell: +1.847.778.6445
Email: dan@taurusmodal.com
Website: www.taurusmodal.com
 
Chapter:   SIOR Chicago Chapter
Member Since: 2012
 

Vice President, Chicago Chapter

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Bio

Working in commercial real estate since 1994. Launched The Modal Group in 2008, merged with Taurus in 2015. Previous brokerage position was with CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) via the Insignia/ESG aquisition, where I was the dominant broker in the northwest/O'Hare sub-market of Chicago. That led to a position with First Industrial Realty Trust on the global acquisitions team to feed First’s $9 Billion of REIT and pension fund capital. Enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys at our home near Wrigley Field in Chicago. I serve on the board of the Cotter Club Boys & Girls Club and Executive Board at Emanuel Congregation. Passionate about boating, golfing, biking, exercising, taking long road trips and the rooting for Chicago sports teams.

Experience

Daniel has been working in commercial real estate since 1994. His successful experience at some of the largest real estate firms in the world coupled with a personal desire to stake his claim fueled him to launch The Modal Group in 2008. In 2015 he merged with Taurus Realty creating Taurus Modal Group. Smolensky has completed transactions in excess of $3200 million and 10 million square feet in industrial properties and office projects. Daniel's previous brokerage position was with CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) via the Insignia/ESG acquisition, where he enjoyed being the dominant broker in the northwest/O'Hare sub-market of Chicago. That led to a position with First Industrial Realty Trust one the world's largest owners/developers of industrial properties where Dan was charged with identifying buildings to purchase and executing transactions to feed the company’s $9 Billion of REIT and pension fund capital. He considered opportunities in every major market in the US, Canada and Europe. Smolensky lives near Wrigley Field in Chicago and enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, boating, golfing, taking road trips and the rooting for Chicago sports teams.

Achievements
  • Nominated for naiop “Transaction of the Year” in 2010 and 2011
Affiliates
  • SIOR Chicago Chapter Young Professionals
  • SIOR Independents Executive Committee
  • SIOR Young Professionals
  • Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Journal of Commerce (JOC)
  • North American Shippers Association (NARS)
  • Real Estate Advisors Association (REAA) - Past President
  • Board member Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) 2001-2005
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), President Chicago Chapter 2011-2012
Areas of Practice
  • Tenant Representation
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Consulting
Transactions
2016

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Damian Rivera, SIOR

ESRP
Dallas, TX

Josh Young, SIOR

Newmark Knight Frank
Cincinnati, OH

$3,182,392 Industrial Lease

190,706 sq. ft.

Bolingbrook, IL - November 1, 2016

Daniel Doherty, SIOR

Colliers International
Las Vegas, NV

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Industrial Lease

31,200 sq. ft.

Daniel represented Landlord
Daniel represented Tenant

Las Vegas, NV - September 7, 2016

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Andrew Corken, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$5,579,143 Industrial Lease

101,794 sq. ft.

Glendale Heights, IL - September 2, 2016

Jim Hazard, SIOR

ESRP
Dallas, TX

Brad Struck, SIOR

ESRP
Dallas, TX

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$19,368,417 Industrial Lease

157,680 sq. ft.

Jim represented Nexeo Solutions, LLC
Brad represented Nexeo Solutions, LLC
Daniel represented Nexeo Solutions, LLC

Montgomery, IL - March 23, 2016
2015

Christopher Lydon, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$16,000,000 Industrial Lease

235,000 sq. ft.

Christopher represented Liberty
Daniel represented CHR

Des Plaines, IL - November 20, 2015

Roy Splansky, SIOR

Venture One Real Estate
Rosemont, IL

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$1,100,000 Industrial Lease

31,306 sq. ft.

Chicago, IL - June 1, 2015

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$4,500,000 Industrial Lease

98,900 sq. ft.

Des Plaines, IL - May 29, 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

Damian Rivera, SIOR

ESRP
Dallas, TX

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$105,378 Industrial Lease

145,531 sq. ft.

Damian represented Mattress Firm
Daniel represented Mattress Firm

Bloomingdale, IL - March 10, 2015

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Industrial Lease

77,000 sq. ft.

Bensenville, IL - February 13, 2015

Damian Rivera, SIOR

ESRP
Dallas, TX

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$262,500 Industrial Lease

83,239 sq. ft.

Damian represented Mattress Firm
Daniel represented Mattress Firm

Bridgeview, IL - January 6, 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

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Gary Parker, SIOR

Intelica CRE
Creve Coeur, MO

Land Lease

130,680 sq. ft. space

St Louis, MO - October 1, 2014

Timothy Thompson, SIOR

HSA Commercial Real Estate
Chicago, IL

Andrew Corken, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$3,785,000 Industrial Lease

147,625 sq. ft.

Andrew represented CASIO AMERICA
Daniel represented CASIO AMERICA

Aurora, IL - September 19, 2014

Christopher Lydon, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois
Rosemont, IL

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Damian Rivera, SIOR

ESRP
Dallas, TX

Industrial Lease

145,000 sq. ft.

Christopher represented Landlord
Daniel represented Tenant
Damian represented Tenant

Bloomingdale, IL - September 17, 2014
2013

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Scotland Wright, SIOR

Scotland Wright Associates
Atlanta, GA

Industrial Lease

10,400 sq. ft.

Atlanta, GA - October 1, 2013

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Sally Macoicz, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.
Chicago, IL

$1,825,000 Industrial Sale

10 acres

Chicago, IL - April 26, 2013

Ronald Behm, SIOR

Colliers International
Rosemont, IL

Andrew Corken, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

$1,174,965 Industrial Lease

39,279 sq. ft.

Chicago, IL - February 22, 2013
2012

William Frasch

The Bradley Company
South Bend, IN

Daniel Smolensky, SIOR

Taurus Modal Group
Chicago, IL

Edward Bradley, SIOR, CCIM, CPM

Newmark Cressy & Everett
Mishawaka, IN

$127,000 Industrial Sale

Mishawaka, IN - April 23, 2012
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
Chapter Leadership CouncilMember1/1/201812/31/2018
Chapter Leadership CouncilMember1/1/201712/31/2017
Member Coalition CouncilIndependent Broker Member Group Leader10/1/201510/31/2016
Independent Brokerage Working GroupChair10/8/201510/7/2016
Independent Brokerage Working GroupVice Chair10/1/201410/1/2015
Young ProfessionalsMember10/1/20149/30/2015
Independent Brokerage Working GroupMember10/31/201310/30/2014
Young ProfessionalsMember10/23/201210/23/2014
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