Top Producer Profile – Dan Leahy

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Name: Dan Leahy

Specialty: Logistics/Industrial Services

NAI Office Name: NAI Hiffman

City, State, Country: Oakbrook Terrace, IL USA

Office Website:

Manager’s name, phone, email: Michael Flynn, 630.932.1234

Number of agents:   54

Number of offices: 11

How long have you been in Commercial Real Estate?

20 years

What made you go into the field?

I cold called our Chairman, Dennis Hiffman and asked if he would mind telling me about the industry. He guided me to industrial real estate where I was a Junior Broker for one of the top producers in the firm.

If you are a broker, why did you choose to join an NAI office?

The NAI platform is the best of all worlds as it gives me the best local knowledge on an international scale.

How has being part of NAI Global impacted your business and your ability to become a top-producer?

It has allowed me to be a single source service provider to continually deliver top service to my clients.

Do you make it an annual goal to become one of the top 10 producers in a global company? If yes, why? If no, what are your goals?

YES – this is a very competitive industry that allows you to be well compensated based on how smart, strategic and hard you work

What is the biggest commercial real estate challenge you’re currently seeing in your local market?

We see absorption slowing down with the capital providers still wanting to allocate dollars to construct new speculative product.

How is your brokerage setting itself apart from its competitors? Or, how is being part of NAI setting yourself apart from your competitors?

For the last 20 years I have focused on being a resource to the transportation & logistics industry

What is the most enjoyable part of your job? 

Every transaction is different with its own set of challenges.

If you had one piece of advice that you could give to aspiring brokers, what would it be?

All you have in this business is your time and reputation.  Take a long-term approach and work smart.

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Comprised of more than 160 real estate professionals, NAI Hiffman provides leasing, management and investment sales representation for owners and occupiers of commercial real estate in the Chicago metro market. It currently leases and manages a 77+ million SF portfolio of over 600 commercial properties throughout metropolitan Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Southeast Wisconsin. NAI Hiffman is the Chicago-area representative for NAI Global, the world’s largest managed network of real estate service providers, has more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property.