NAI Hiffman promotes Chris Gary to executive vice president

NAI Hiffman has promoted Chris Gary from senior vice president to executive vice president, and has also been named the newest shareholder for the firm. He joined NAI Hiffman’s Industrial Services group in 2010.

Gary represents property owners, tenants and buyers in the greater Chicagoland area, helping to create real estate solutions. His primary areas of focus include properties within the Southern Chicago suburban industrial markets and Indiana. In his career, Gary has completed 285 transactions, totaling over 19 million square feet and nearly $400 million in value.

Prior to joining the firm, Gary gained exposure to the field of real estate working as vice president in industrial real estate for Darwin Realty & Development Corporation for eight years. Prior to that, he was founder and partner of JACK Golf Properties LLC where he designed, developed and constructed a 26-acre golf practice center in Justice, Illinois.

Gary is a graduate of the University of Illinois and is a Visiting Graduate Student at Northwestern University. He is involved in the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE), Village of Orland Park-Economic Development Advisory Board, and The Crisis Center for South Suburbia.