NAI Hiffman
One Oakbrook Terrace
Suite 400

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois United States 60181
t+1 630 693 0694
Executive Vice President

Specialties:  Industrial

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

Transaction History

• Ashley Capital 5,174,743 SF (56 transactions) • Becknell Development 1,761,994 SF (30 transactions) • Lincoln Financial 1,385,633 SF (6 transactions) • Mirvac 1,024,147 SF (3 transactions) • Multi-Wall 960,107 SF (3 transactions) • DP Partners 763,000 SF (3 transactions) • Cabot 642,455 SF (3 transactions) • Nufarm Americas 638,396 SF (4 transactions) • Jacobson Warehouse 612,015 SF (6 transactions) • A. Finkl & Sons 508,000 SF • RREEF 497,480 SF (4 transactions) • ML Realty Partners 446,362 SF (4 transactions) • Prologis 435,361 SF (2 transactions) • C-III Realty 420,756 SF (4 transactions) • Insulation Fabricators 371,934 SF (5 transactions) • First Industrial 369,000 SF (4 transactions) • Dakkota 247,000 SF • AMS Mechanical 203,437 SF (2 transactions) • Warehousers of Lafayette 200,100 SF • Leeco Steel 175,100 SF