Mark Montana

Principal

Cresa Chicago

150 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
312.376.4100 main
312.376.4108 ext 108 dd
312.479.6660 cell
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Experience

With thirty years of experience in real estate, Mr. Montana brings a broad base of experience in real estate, development, brokerage, managing brokerage operations and client account management. Mark's proactive and hands-on style, conveys a unique strategy and approach appreciated by clients, such as: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Nicor, Fireman's Fund Insurance, Pepsi Americas, American Family Insurance Company, Abbot Laboratories, CSX, Exelon, and Littlefuse.

Mr. Montana's approach is one of looking long-term, assessing and projecting the client's real estate requirements against a backdrop of changing market conditions and unique corporate cultures.  He implements strategies and negotiates agreements which not only anticipate and stay ahead of market conditions and supply cycles, but also key on other priority points for today's corporate real estate user.

Prior to joining Cresa, Mr. Montana managed two regional brokerage operations for national companies, was responsible for leasing 3.1 million square feet of office space, and the sale and leasing of industrial land and related properties, in excess of 4 million square feet.  Mark was also an instrumental team member in securing the Ameritech account.  He was the account manager responsible for transition of Ameritech employees, strategic plan formulation, account setup, and ongoing day-to-day account operation over a five-state region.

Over the years, he has represented clients in the acquisition of over 4.3 million square feet in cities throughout the United states, and disposed of approximately 1.2 million SF of excess space, including the representation of Union Pacific Railroad Company and American Family Insurance Company in the disposition of 240,000 SF at AT&T Corporate Center, as well as its relocation in Chicago.  

In his most recently completed large transactions, Mr. Montana worked on the team that lead to Pepsi Americas’ corporate headquarters relocation of 110,000 SF; Abbott Laboratories, multiple locations totaling 538,000 SF; and Reviva for 290,000 SF.  Mark is the Account Manager for a 2.1 million square foot portfolio for American Family Insurance.

Affiliations

Chicago Office Leasing Broker Association
Chicago Real Estate Organization
CCIM Designate

Subleases

Property Available Space Rental Rate
105-195 W. Central Road
105-195 W. Central Road
Schaumburg, IL 60302
59,065 SF $8.00/PSF Gross
1330 S Torrence Ave
1330 S. Torrence Ave.
Calumet City, IL 60409
5,986 SF
1351 N Milwaukee Avenue
1351 N Milwaukee Avenue
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
2.6 Acres
One Mid America
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
9,224 RSF (8th Floor) $18.75 PSF NET

Select Clients

Abbott Laboratories
ABN AMRO
Allianz Insurance
American Family Insurance
Ameritech (SBC)
Calpine Energy
CSX
EMC2
Exelon Corporation
Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co.
G.E. Capital
Hub Group
Huntsman Corp.
Littlefuse
Net-tel
NicorNorthern Trust Co. Patterson Medical
Pepsi
Reviva
Rockwood Insurance
Simpson Electric
Storage Tech
Turtle Wax
Union Pacific
US SPRINT
USG
Victaulic
XL Data Comp

Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Dunnhumby USA Chicago, IL  11,600 
Hickory Farms Chicago, IL  205,776 SF 
Insight USA Bloomingdale, IL  80,000 
Victaulic Company of America Aurora, IL  61,897