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Chodos, Robert B

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Bob Chodos joined Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler (Colliers B&K) in January 2005 as a principal in their downtown Office Advisory Group following a 15-year career with The John Buck Company (“JBC”).   At JBC he was the principal in charge of the Strategic Advisory Group that specialized in Representation and Strategic Planning.  He started there as a senior broker in May 1991 and in 1996, he was named a principal of JBC.


Before that, Mr. Chodos was the leading force behind the Tenant Rep Group for Realsource, Inc., formerly known as Irvine Associates where he began his career in 1980.  During his 27 year career, Mr. Chodos has supervised assignments ranging from Strategic Real Estate Planning, H.Q. relocations and build-to-suits, data center site selection and development, big box warehouse site selection and construction, production facilities site selection and construction totaling more than 10 million SF including:


Jenner & Block                                  The New York Times

Sara Lee                                          Maple Leaf Bakery

Leo Burnett                                      First Analysis Corporation

Schiff Hardin LLP                               Frontenac Company

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal           National-Louis University

Williams & Montgomery                       Niro Scavone Haller & Niro

Tenneco Automotive                          University of Illinois-Chicago          

Pactiv Corporation                             The United Way Crusade of Mercy

Segal McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney  Allstate Insurance Company

Cooney and Conway                          The Northern Trust Company

Consolidated Papers Corporation           Hal Riney and Partners Inc.

McGuire Woods LLP                            Chicago Growth Partners

Comdisco, Inc.                                  The City of Chicago



Mr. Chodos’ earned a BA degree in political science from the University of Vermont in 1978.  He is a graduate of the Chicago Community Trust’s “Leadership Greater Chicago Fellowship” program in 1994.  Professional honors include nine nominations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s “Chicago Tenant Rep Broker of the Year” award, as well as winning the award in 1991 and 1997.


Mr. Chodos is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, for Junior Achievement of Chicago.  He is a member of Colliers B&K’s Executive Committee.  He is also a member of the Chicago Central Area Committee Board of Directors.


He can be reached at (312) 461-6994.

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