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James Otto

Senior Vice President

James Otto

Senior Vice President
+1 312 8617888

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400

Professional Experience

James Otto has been with CBRE for 14 years in Advisory & Transaction Services, representing occupiers of real estate.  James’ career began in CBRE’s Suburban Chicago office and includes 2 years in CBRE’s Tokyo office, focusing on the needs of multinational companies conducting business throughout the Asia-Pacific region. James now represents occupiers in Chicagoland and is a member of CBRE’s National Life Sciences Practice Group. 

James develops strategy with clients, advising them on a broad range of projects including headquarter renewals and relocation, new operation rollout, regional expansion, property acquisition, right-shoring, labor arbitrage and labor analytics. 

Recent Assignments

  • The Salvation Army (Central Region HQ) | 193,601 SF | Purchase
  • Horizon Pharma (US HQ) | 160,085 SF | Lease
  • Packaging Corporation of America (HQ) | 130,401 SF | Purchase
  • Neil, Gerber & Eisenberg (HQ) | 118,729 SF | Lease
  • Barclays (Tokyo HQ) | 114,297 SF |Lease
  • MetLife (Tokyo HQ) | 110,000 SF | Lease
  • Manulife Financial (Tokyo HQ) | 87,829 SF | Lease
  • Nestle Pizza Division | 75,260 SF | Lease
  • Northwestern University | 66,000 SF | Purchase
  • Magnetar Capital (HQ) | 54,313 SF | Lease
  • BigMachines (HQ) | 51,988 SF | Lease
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) | 48,000 SF | Build-To-Suit
  • Tesla (Tokyo HQ) | 37,416 SF | Lease
  • Depomed (HQ) | 31,209 SF | Lease
  • The Robert McCormick Foundation | 16,543 SF | Lease
  • Aptinyx (HQ) | 16,519 SF | Lease

Achievements

  • CB Richard Ellis Chicago Circle, 2008
  • CB Richard Ellis Chicago Circle, 2009

Personal Affiliations

  • Cook County Health Foundation (CCHF), fundraising supporting the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems’ programs and services, 2018
  • Medical Research and Junior Board Foundation (MRJBF), a Children's Lurie Hospital-affiliated fundraising group, 2010 – 2013

Education

  • Northern Illinois University: School of Business

Clients Represented

  • Acquirent
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Angelo, Gordon
  • Blackstone
  • Boeing
  • Cavanagh Law Group
  • E*TRADE Financial
  • First American Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • IDEO
  • Illinois Education Association (IEA)
  • Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP)
  • Intel
  • Iron Financial
  • Johnson Electric Square D
  • Krames StayWell
  • Manpower Incorporated
  • MediMedia
  • MetLife
  • Meridian Compensation Partners
  • Mid Oaks Investments
  • Nestle
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
  • Orrington, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Peapod
  • Profile Products
  • Ricoh
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • SurePayroll
  • US Foods

 

James Otto

Senior Vice President
+1 312 8617888

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400