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James Otto

Senior Vice President

James Otto Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

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
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654