Longtime Chicago Office Broker Joins Firm from Colliers International To Focus On Downtown Office Leasing
|Drew Nieman has joined U.S. Equities Asset Management as executive vice president.|
Drew Nieman has joined Chicago-based U.S. Equities Asset Management as an executive vice president where his primary focus will be uncovering downtown office building leasing opportunities. Nieman's hiring was announced by Robert A. Wislow, Chairman of U.S. Equities.
With nearly three decades of industry experience, Nieman's career in real estate began in Chicago in 1983 at The John Buck Company, where he led the firm's leasing group as principal. In 2009, he relocated to Abu Dhabi, UAE, for a two-year assignment with John Buck International, serving as executive director of leasing for 2 million square feet of office space in Abu Dhabi's new financial center.
Since returning from the Middle East, Nieman headed Colliers International's downtown Chicago leasing practice.
Nieman managed the Leo Burnett and Winston & Strawn renewals at 35 W. Wacker, Boeing’s relocation from Seattle to Chicago’s 100 N. Riverside, and the releasing of Sears Tower (now, Willis Tower) when Sears vacated its 2 million square feet.
U.S. Equities has also scored some impressive deals recently. This past year, it was responsible for United Airlines relocating its global headquarters to Willis Tower, and for Huron Consulting’s expansion and renewal at Union Tower. In addition to Union Tower and Willis Tower, other major Chicago office buildings currently leased and managed by U.S. Equities include 515 N. State, 737 N. Michigan and 676 N. Michigan.