While exploring career opportunities after college, I discovered all the different places people went to work to be successful.  From downtown high rises to suburban low rises, and from dated manufacturing plants to modern high-tech warehouses, you could find successful businesses in just about any environment. Commercial Real Estate afforded me the opportunity to become a consultant to those occupiers and owners of real estate. It has been an amazing adventure. For every problem solved, there is always another one in front of me! And every day brings new challenges and new experiences. That’s the fun of it!

Parenting four kids in grade school through high school has been the most amazing adventure of all. There are times when you feel like you are on the American Eagle at Six Flags and forgot to strap in! But I wouldn’t get off the ride, it’s too much fun. Kids’ sports & activities are the main attraction these days, but we still manage time for Florida, Arizona and Wisconsin get-away’s. Running, tennis and golf keep me sane!

Jim Adler and family
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Professional Background & Experience

Jim is a shareholder at NAI Hiffman and Executive Vice President in the Office Services Group. For over 20 years, he has exclusively focused on the real estate needs of both users and owners of suburban office space, with a primary expertise in DuPage County. Jim has been named a CoStar Power Broker 2010 thru 2016, and is a partner in one of the top producing teams in Chicago. The team was recently named by Crain’s as one of the most Influential Brokerage Teams in the Chicagoland market completing over 100 transactions a year with a volume of over $500 million annually. Jim’s clients range from start-up entrepreneurs to large institutional clients. Jim is a savvy negotiator who prides himself on delivering solutions for his clients and positioning them to be successful with their real estate objectives. He is a board member of NAI Hiffman and Choose DuPage and is active in a number of local chamber and civic organizations. Following are representative lists of noteworthy transactions and a selective list of clients and assignments.

Professional Affiliations & Designations

Managing Broker, Illinois
Member, NAI Global Office Council
Duke Realty Product Broker of the Year, 2006
Duke Realty Investment Transaction of the Year, 2008
Member, NAIOP
NAIOP Nominee Transaction of the Year 2010-2016
CoStar Power Broker 2015
Board Member, Choose DuPage
NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year Award Winner, 2017
Crain’s Chicago Most Influential Brokers, 2017

Noteworthy Transactions

Landlord Representation
BCBS – 120,000 SF Insure One – 57,000 SF
Wilton Industries – 87,000 SF SIRVA Worldwide – 53,000 SF
University of Chicago – 70,000 SF BP Amoco – 50,000 SF
MultiPlan – 68,000 SF CNA BTS – 50,000 SF
Rasmussen College – 62,000 SF PLS Financial – 47,000 SF


Tenant Representation

Robertshaw – 54,000 SF
Inland Real Estate – 46,000 SF
Freescale Semiconductor – 45,000 SF
United Camera – 45,000 SF
Styrolution – 22,000 SF
TDK Corporation – 20,000 SF
NAI Hiffman – 20,000 SF
Rittal Corporation – 17,000 SF

Strategic Clients

American Realty Advisors  |  Bentall Kennedy  |  The Blackstone Group  |  Bridge Development  |  C-III Realty  |  The Davis Companies |  Dividend Capital Realty Trust |  Equity Office |  Forest City Development |  LNR Partners |  Nuveen |  Mars Equities |  The Private Bank |  Prologis |  Ryan Companies |  Sun Life Financial |  TA  Realty |  Winthrop Realty Trust

Contact Info

T 630 691 0605


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