Industry veterans J. Frank Franzese and Steven Bauer join Colliers

Colliers announced that J. Frank Franzese and Steven Bauer have joined the firm as vice chair and executive vice president, respectively. The partners will continue to work together on corporate assignments in Chicago and throughout the U.S. and will be based in Colliers’ Chicago office.

Franzese and Bauer arrive from Cushman & Wakefield where the duo have been partners for more than 15 years. Together they have executed over 50 million square feet of transactions valued at more than $30 billion. Notable clients include Medline Industries, NiSource, UBS, iManage, Quarles & Brady, Cerity Partners, United Way, The Federal Savings Bank, the American Hospital Association and Hollister, Inc. 

Franzese has been an active member of his community over the years, formerly serving as a member of Bears Care, the Chicago Bears charitable arm; a board member with Urban Gateways; an advisory board member with Make-A-Wish; and a cabinet member with the Executive Club of Chicago. 

Franzese holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Indiana University. 

Bauer is a vice chair/campaign cabinet with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and a governing member ambassador at Brookfield Zoo. He is a graduate of Purdue University.