I have been privileged to be an industrial broker now for 30+ years. After all this time I still enjoy all the different facets of real estate. I’m challenged daily to learn new things and find new ways to help put real estate opportunities together. The most gratifying part of what I do is working with people. Understanding the special qualities of people and what motivates them comes from my early days as a college professor teaching sociology. There has been one thought that has been the driving force in my career, and I heard it from an early mentor and it can clearly become my own by now: “Good things happen when you talk to people!” When you interface with people, you find opportunities, chances to solve problems and most importantly, make new friends. That positive thought motivates me every day to work for my clients and achieve the very best possible for them.
My family is gracious enough to put up with my adventurous spirit. I enjoy flying airplanes and riding motorcycles. Watching the big smile when someone takes an airplane ride is so priceless. Most recent motorcycle trips have included Newfoundland/Labrador and Alaska. The fun is not only in the destination, but in the unfolding journey to get there.
“Good things happen when you talk to people!”
Professional Background & Experience
Bruce Granger is a Senior Vice President in NAI Hiffman’s Industrial Services Group. Bruce works with owners, developers and tenants in the sale and leasing of industrial properties and land in the Chicago area with a focus in the Northwest Cook and I-90 Northwest corridor areas. Bruce also works with many corporate clients on real estate assignments throughout the Midwest.
He has worked closely with numerous corporations with national locations and has established himself as a consistent NAI top performer. Bruce was previously with Grubb & Ellis for twenty seven years and received the “Circle of Excellence Award” as one of the top producers in the nation for many years. While at Grubb & Ellis, he was also a member of the President’s Council which was awarded to individuals who have consistently proven themselves as a top performer. Before to his tenure in real estate, he had a successful tenure as General Manager of Continental Industries, Inc. In addition to his numerous responsibilities, he was involved in the acquisition and management of 8 multi-state locations. Prior to that assignment, Bruce served as President of his own sales and marketing company. Bruce’s background is further enhanced by his 3 years of full-time teaching experience at the university level (Ph.D. in Sociology). His background in industry, sales and people is a tremendous asset in the real estate field. Bruce, his wife Roberta, and their daughter live in Hinsdale, Illinois. Together they are involved in numerous professional and community groups. He is a pilot and enjoys aviation as well as motorcycling and traveling.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
- Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)
- Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aramsco | Cargo Inc. | City of Elgin | Elgin Toyota | Fox Valley Fire & Safety | GE Fanuc | Insulation Distributors | Northgage Technologies | Olivet Nazarene University | Reliance Tool | Sortimat Technology | Steiner Electric | Sunbelt Rentals | Wisdom Adhesives
- Fox Bluff Business Park of Elgin – 130 acre development
- Elgin Corporate Center – 116 acre development
- Addison Business Center – 79 acre development
- Commerce Point of Arlington Heights – 70 acre development
- Sycamore Prairie Business Park, Sycamore, IL