Scope of Service Experience
Chris Gary is an Executive Vice President with NAI Hiffman specializing in industrial real estate. Chris represents property owners, tenants and buyers in the greater Chicagoland area, helping to create real estate solutions. Chris’ primary areas of focus include properties within the Southern Chicago suburban industrial markets and Indiana. In his career, Chris has completed over 350 deals, totaling over 25,000,000 square feet and nearly $600,000,000 in value. He has also served as president of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers and was named a CoStar PowerBroker 2014 through 2017.
Background & Experience
Among the companies Chris has represented in sale and lease transactions are Ashley Capital, CenterPoint Properties, First Industrial, ML Realty, Cabot, Becknell Development, ProLogis, DP Partners, Venture One, STAG, Skender Construction, National Express, Jacobson Warehouse, A. Finkl & Sons, Leeco Steel, Folding Guard, Insulation Fabricators, Nufarm Americas and BP Amoco.
Prior to joining the firm, Chris gained exposure to the field of real estate working as Vice President in industrial real estate for Darwin Realty & Development Corporation for eight years. Prior to this he was founder and partner of JACK Golf Properties LLC where he designed, developed and constructed a 26-acre golf practice center in Justice, Illinois.
Northwestern University at Chicago (Visiting Graduate Student) - 1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA in Economics - 1988; MBA Concentration in Marketing 1990)
Professional Associations & Designations
Real Estate Broker, Illinois & Indiana
SIOR Board Member
CoStar Power Broker - Top Broker Award 2005, 2014 - 2017
NAI Global 2016 Top 10 Producers
Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) Past President
Village of Orland Park – Economic Development Advisory Board
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia – Board Member
Recipient of AIRE 2006 Frank Mahoney Newcomer Award of Excellence