Brent Jacob joins Colliers’ suburban office advisory group

Colliers International I Chicago has announced that Brent Jacob has joined the firm as a vice president in the firm’s Rosemont office.

Jacob, who was previously a portfolio leasing manager overseeing 7.2 million square feet at 24 properties with John Hancock Real Estate, will help grow the suburban office agency leasing and tenant representation business focusing on the East-West Corridor and Northwest Submarket. It’s return to his roots—Jacob previously worked at Colliers from 2011-15.

During his career, Jacob has successfully negotiated and secured leases totaling more than 2 million square feet and valued at more than $300 million. He earned a bachelor of science in real estate from DePaul University and is currently working on a master’s in real estate from Georgetown University.