Colliers International announced that Jim Carris has joined the company as executive managing director and market leader for its operations in Chicago. In his new role, Carris will lead the Colliers team in Chicago and advise investors, corporate users and landlords across the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions.
“Attracting top-tier talent like Jim is a big win for Colliers and is an important step in continuing to recruit the best and brightest in the industry,” said Marty Pupil, Colliers International president | U.S. brokerage. “With Jim leading our team in Chicago, I have no doubt our operations will continue to grow and gain market share in this incredibly important gateway market.”
Carris has more than 25 years of experience in all sectors of commercial real estate, including brokerage, development, acquisitions, construction and more. He joins Colliers from a major commercial real estate company, where he was senior managing director of the company’s Chicago office, providing oversight for several of its largest business lines. Prior to that, he held numerous leadership positions in the industry, including director of corporate real estate for a global energy firm.
“This hire is the latest in a series of strategic moves to strengthen our leadership team in the U.S.,” said Dylan Taylor, president and COO of Colliers International. “Our focus on adding top talent speaks to Colliers’ unwavering commitment to delivering service excellence to our clients and supporting our professionals, to accelerate success.”
Carris earned his juris doctor with an emphasis in real estate law from Loyola University in Chicago and an executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame. An active member of the Chicago community, Carris is on the board of directors for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and is active with the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. He will partner with Colliers Chicago COO Phil Stafford and the existing leadership team to continue to drive the company’s growth objectives.
“I am very excited to be joining Colliers and am fully aligned with its entrepreneurial and energetic culture,” said Carris. “The company’s enterprising spirit, matched with a market-leading global platform, provides clients the best possible service in the industry.”