Fred Ishler joins Avison Young in Chicago

Fred Ishler will join Avison Young in Chicago as principal and agency leasing specialist. He will focus on leading the firm’s suburban Chicago office agency team while also recruiting new agency leasing specialists.

Ishler brings 28 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. While at Transwestern, he co-led its Midwest leasing team, which recruited and retained tenants for a 3.5-million-square-feet office building portfolio. During his career, Ishler has negotiated suburban Chicago office leases spanning more than 30 million square feet. He has also provided advisory and analysis services in conjunction with office sales transactions covering more than 4 million square feet. Prior to joining Transwestern, he was a senior vice-president with CB Richard Ellis, a senior managing director at Insignia/ESG, an agency leasing specialist at Fifield Companies, and an office tenant-representation specialist at Studley.

“I am very excited to join Avison Young and to be part of its Principal-led, collaborative culture,” says Ishler. “When I was deciding on my next career move, I realized that Avison Young’s full-service platform and international presence would be ideal for growing my agency leasing practice. I look forward to recruiting and mentoring up-and-coming office leasing talent, and working with my new colleagues across the company as we serve local, national and international clients who require best-in-class agency leasing services in the suburban Chicago office market.”

Ishler holds a law degree from the DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Ohio State University. He is a licensed attorney and licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois.