I do what I do because I honestly don’t know anything else I’d prefer to do more. Each client, project and property is unique, so it’s always a new experience. It’s the reason I don’t hate Monday mornings or live for Friday evenings. On any given day I’m a negotiator, a strategist, an analyst, a match maker and sometimes a friend who will just listen. Most of all, I appreciate the trust my clients place in me and the satisfaction I get from earning that trust.

Outside of work strangely looks a lot like “inside of work”, but with the addition of my wife, three kids, and two dogs. That’s not because my family feels like work (at least most days) or because I work all the time, but because work life and home life so often intersect. Some clients and coworkers are like family and I’ve had the chance to attend their weddings, travel together, celebrate birthdays (theirs and their kids’), or just hang out. Family, faith and career are all very important to me and I’m blessed that they often go hand in hand.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Thomas Edison

Professional Background & Experience

John’s clients benefit from his creative solutions specific to their industry and markets and are able to leverage his accrued relationships and experience. Additionally, he has significant experience in the food and cold storage sector including leasing, sales, and ground-up construction.

Professional Affiliations & Designations

  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
  • AIRE

Strategic Clients

Allen Brothers | Amigos Foods | Brennan Investments | Diesel Sales | Esmark Steel | Evergreen Properties | Hertz Corporation | IKO | Koch Industries | Morgan LI | The Chefs’ Warehouse | TSA Processing | Evergreen Properties | Unisource | Valspar | Xerox

Noteworthy Transactions


  • The Chefs’ Warehouse – 1,000,000 SF (multiple)
  • Morgan LI – 220,000 SF
  • TSA Processing – 124,000 SF
  • Allen Brothers – 120,000 SF


  • Esmark Steel Group – 230,000 SF
  • Evergreen Properties – 152,000 SF

Scope of Experience

John Basile is an Executive Vice President with NAI Hiffman’s Industrial Services Group. A 16-year commercial real estate industry veteran, John advises clients both locally and across North America, partnering with owners, tenants, landlords, and developers in their commercial real estate strategies. John also works with multi-market clients across North America to penetrate new markets, exit under-performing markets, and maximize supply chain efficiencies.

Contact Info

T 630 693 0641


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