NAI Hiffman
One Oakbrook Terrace
Suite 400

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois United States 60181
t+1 630 317 0738 m+1 773 426 7227
Senior Vice President

Scope of Service Experience

Steven D. Bass is a Senior Vice President with NAI Hiffman’s Industrial Services Group. His focus is on assisting clients with strategic real estate planning, financial analysis and market research. Steve excels at both product and tenant representation predominately in the I-90 Northwest, Northwest Cook and Central DuPage submarkets. 

During his career, Steve has represented companies such as Box Partners, Maines Paper and Food Services, Safety Socket, Hydrox Laboratories, Chicago Importing, National Kitchen & Bath Cabinets, Media Monkey, Kabat America and Premier Transportation & Warehousing. In addition to representing with these occupier client, Steve has partnered with institutional owners and developers including Stockbridge Capital Group, Venture One, Exeter Property Group, Midwest Industrial Funds, Interstate Partners LLC and numerous private investment owners.

A 20 year industry veteran, Steve has completed nearly $500M in sales and lease transactions. Steve has worked with several firms in Chicago including Trammell Crow & Paine/Wetzel. Prior to joining NAI Hiffman, Steve was an Executive Vice President with Lee & Associates of Illinois.


University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS

Professional Associations & Designations

Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois 

Association of Industrial Real Estate (AIRE)

CoStar “Power Broker” Designation

Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers - AIRE  (2000 to present)

AIRE Membership Committee (2004)

AIRE Recruitment Committee (2006)

Elgin Chamber of Commerce

Transaction History

Stockbridge Capital Group – 60+ transactions / 2.9MM SF

Interstate Partners LLC – 15 transactions / 900,000 SF

Box Partners, LLC – 2 transactions / 590,952 SF

Exeter Property Group – 3 transactions / 309,000 SF

Maines Paper & Food Service - 3 transactions / 422,000 SF

Premier Transportation & Warehousing – 8 transactions / 325,000 SF

Hydrox Laboratories – 3 transactions – 192,000 SF

Chicago Importing Company - 3 transactions / 115,000 SF

Stelfast – 65,237 SF

National Kitchen & Bath Cabinets - 64,952 SF

Retail First Corp – 55,951 SF

Safety Socket - 50,013 SF

Exeter Property Group – 34.61 acres