I came to NAI Hiffman in 2004 after spending the first seven years of my real estate career at brokerage firms that were constantly being acquired by larger competitors. I was initially drawn to the brokerage profession because of the autonomy and the opportunity to grow my own business. NAI Hiffman provided the entrepreneurial spirit that I was looking for as well as the opportunity to become an owner of the company which I took advantage of 2 years later. I enjoy the fact that every day in this business is different and every negotiation requires you to listen carefully and try to anticipate the other sides next move. There is always something new to learn that I can hopefully apply in the next negotiation.
Outside of the office most of my hobbies involve sports, fitness and the outdoors. I have been an avid snow skier since I was a kid, and I head out West at least once a year. In addition to skiing, I enjoy running, biking, hiking, golf and anything else that can be done outside. My wife and I are also both dog lovers and have owned five Bullmastiffs since the early 2000’s. I travel as frequently as possible and hope to make it back to Europe in the next few years. Lastly, I have always been a music fan and try to attend at least a 1/2 dozen concerts a year.
“You learn more from failure than from success. Don't let it stop you. Failure builds character.”
Professional Background & Experience
Mark Moran began his real estate career in 1997 after 3 years in the steel industry. Mark handles both product representation and tenant/buyer representation in facility relocations throughout Chicagoland and across the country. Locally, Mark specializes in the industrial corridors of I-88, I-55, I-80,Fox Valley and Central DuPage. Throughout his career, Mark has completed over $900 million worth of sales and lease transactions. In 2006, Mark was promoted to Executive Vice President and became a Shareholder of the company.
Prior to joining NAI Hiffman, Mark served as Vice President at CB Richard Ellis, where he represented landlords and tenants in the sale and leasing of more than 25 million square feet of industrial space. Mark Moran began as an Industrial Sales Associate with Frain, Camins and Swartchild in 1997. The firm was later acquired by Insignia ESG.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
- Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
- Choose DuPage (Economic Development Organization)
- CoStar “Power Broker”
- YIB (Young Industrial Broker)
Arco Murray | Artvan Furniture | Becknell | Bridge Development | Cabot Properties | CenterPoint Properties | Clear Height Properties | Dalfen Industrial | DuPage Airport Authority | Ferguson | Founders Properties | Link Industrial | ML Realty Partners | Midwest Industrial Funds | New York Life Insurance | Northern Builders | Northern Trust Company | Panattoni Development | Principal Global Investors | Pritzker Realty Group | ProLogis | Prudential Insurance | TIAA-CREF / Nuveen | Richmond Asset Mgmt | Tape Products | Target Marketing Systems | WOW (Warehousing of Wisconsin) Logistics
- Sports Authority – 450,000 SF
- WOW (Warehousing of Wisconsin) Logistics – 450,000 SF
- Ferguson – 210,000 SF
- Artvan Furniture/IDI – 185,000 SF
- Target Marketing Systems – 155,000 SF
- Sato America – (multiple)
- ML Realty Partners – 2,000,000 SF
- Stockbridge – 900,000 SF
- Michelin Tire / High Street Realty Company – 720,000 SF
- R R Donnelley/TIAA-CREF – 696,000 SF
- Bridge Development/Cabot Properties Inc. – 575,000 SF
- Domtar Paper/High Street Equity Advisors – 453,000 SF
- Liberty Property Trust – 425,000 SF
- Sony Music / Sun Life – 280,000 SF
- Haynes Furniture/American Realty Advisors – 215,000 SF
- DuPage Airport Authority – 140 Acres