James Otto

Senior Vice President

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321 N. Clark Street,
Suite 3400,
Chicago, IL, 60654

James Otto has been with CBRE for 16 years in Advisory & Transaction Services, representing occupiers of real estate. James’ career began in CBRE’s Suburban Chicago office and includes 2 years in CBRE’s Tokyo office, focusing on the needs of multinational companies conducting business throughout the Asia-Pacific region. James now represents occupiers in Chicagoland and is a member of CBRE’s National Life Sciences Practice Group.James develops strategy with clients, advising them and executing on a broad range of projects including headquarter transactions, portfolio expansions and new operation rollout, labor analytics and property acquisitions and dispositions.

A sampling of James’ recent assignments are as follows:

  • Horizon Therapeutics (US HQ) | 653,664 SF
  • US Foods (HQ) | 296,833 SF
  • AveXis | National Portfolio
  • Comcast Business Services | Chicagoland Portfolio
  • The Salvation Army (Central Region HQ) | 193,601 SF
  • Packaging Corporation of America (HQ) | 130,401 SF
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg (HQ) | 118,729 SF
  • Barclays (Tokyo HQ) | 114,297 SF
  • MetLife (Tokyo HQ) | 110,000 SF
  • Manulife Financial (Tokyo HQ) | 87,829 SF
  • Mondelez (HQ) | 83,000 SF
  • Nestlé Pizza Division | 75,260 SF
  • Northwestern University | 66,000 SF
  • Magnetar Capital (HQ) | 54,313 SF
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) | 48,000 SF
  • Tesla (Tokyo HQ) | 37,416 SF
  • The Robert R. McCormick Foundation | 18,791 SF