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James Otto

Senior Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

James Otto Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience


James Otto has been with CBRE for 16 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 and executing on a broad range of projects including headquarter transactions, portfolio expansions and new operation rollout, labor analytics and property acquisitions and dispositions.

A sampling of James’ recent assignments are as follows:

  • Horizon Therapeutics (US HQ) | 653,664 SF
  • US Foods (HQ) | 296,833 SF
  • AveXis | National Portfolio
  • Comcast Business Services | Chicagoland Portfolio
  • The Salvation Army (Central Region HQ) | 193,601 SF
  • Packaging Corporation of America (HQ) | 130,401 SF
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg (HQ) | 118,729 SF
  • Barclays (Tokyo HQ) | 114,297 SF
  • MetLife (Tokyo HQ) | 110,000 SF
  • Manulife Financial (Tokyo HQ) | 87,829 SF
  • Mondelez (HQ) | 83,000 SF
  • Nestlé Pizza Division | 75,260 SF
  • Northwestern University | 66,000 SF
  • Magnetar Capital (HQ) | 54,313 SF
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) | 48,000 SF
  • Tesla (Tokyo HQ) | 37,416 SF
  • The Robert R. McCormick Foundation | 18,791 SF

Achievements


  • CB Richard Ellis Chicago Circle, 2008-2009

Professional Affiliations


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

Education


  • Northern Illinois University: School of Business

Clients


  • AAAHC
  • Acquirent
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Angelo, Gordon
  • Aptinyx Inc.
  • Assertio Therapeutics
  • Blackstone
  • Boeing
  • Cavanagh Law Group
  • Duck Creek Technologies
  • Flywire Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • iBIO
  • IDEO
  • Incredible Technologies
  • Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP)
  • Intel
  • Iron Financial
  • MetLife
  • Meridian Compensation Partners
  • Northern Trust
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Orrington, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Ricoh
  • SurePayroll
  • University of Chicago
  • Watermark Capital
  • Wexford Development
  • Wipfli LLP
  • Workstorm
James Otto Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

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