Op2mize, LLC is pleased to announce that David Liebman, a Senior Vice President at Op2mize, has been elected as the 2013 President of the Chicago Chapter of the prestigious Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). SIOR is the premiere global association for commercial real estate brokers with over 3,000 members in 630 cities and 33 different countries around the world. With nearly 200 local members, the Chicago Chapter is the largest of the 47 SIOR chapters, and is consistently among the most innovative and accomplished chapters anywhere.
Liebman joins a long list of notable local past Presidents and will lead the Chicago Chapter through a series of dynamic programs and technology upgrades during his tenure as President. He has been an SIOR member since 1999 and is active with SIOR’s global entity serving as a member of its Standards Council. Liebman also serves on the Board of YouthBuild Lake County.
Liebman’s new leadership role at SIOR coincides with a successful initial nine months at Op2mize. Already holding his JD credential as an attorney, Liebman also recently achieved the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Green Associate credential awarded by the United States Green Business Council (USGBC). Op2mize is the first commercial real estate firm in Chicago to have all of its professionals achieve this accreditation as a minimum.
Op2mize’s President, Geoffrey Kasselman, noted: David is clearly committed to further growth as a professional in the name of creating value for his clients. Moving forward, energy efficiency in all spaces is key.
Liebman has also participated in several notable completed real estate transactions totaling over 290,000 square feet since joining Op2mize last April, including:
-The sale of 620 Margate Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, a 26,390 square foot office warehouse property, by Terico II, LLC a private investor, to Cole Margate, LLC. Liebman and Op2mize principals Paul Fishbein and Kasselman were also involved in the transaction.
-The lease of 852 Sharp Road, Shorewood, IL, an 80,000 square foot warehouse by WEL Companies, from Prime Industries. Liebman, along with Kasselman and Op2mize’s Tom Bueltmann represented the tenant; the landlord was represented by Charles Sharp of Sharp Property Solutions.
-The long-term lease renewal at 2560 Northwest Parkway, Elgin, IL, a 75,236 square foot warehouse facility, by Baby SuperMall LLC. Liebman represented the tenant; the landlord, Clarion Partners, was represented by David Bercu, SIOR, of Colliers International.
-The sublease of 2437 West North Avenue, Northlake, IL, a 49,673 square foot warehouse, by Fixture Hardware Company. Liebman represented the subtenant; the sublessor, WEG Electric Motors Corp., was represented by Darren Ross of Colliers International in Atlanta.
-The lease of a 59,520 square foot warehouse unit at 3501 Corporate Drive, Joliet, IL, to ITL by Liberty Property Trust. Liebman, along with Kasselman and Bueltmann, represented the landlord; ITL was represented by David Haigh and John Cash, SIOR, of NAI Hiffman.
About Op2mize: Op2mize, LLC provides comprehensive transaction and advisory services to property owners and space users by combining traditional real estate fundamentals with proven energy savings and innovation strategies. Through this unprecedented bundle of service offerings Op2mize is consistently able to optimize client-centric value in conjunction with other measures of project success. Op2mize is an EnergyStar Partner, a Cisco Registered Partner, a Realcomm Technology Council Advisor, and a DQI Trailblazer, with active memberships in USGBC, SIOR, AIRE, NICAR, NAR and SBAC. For more information about the Op2mize platform of Sustainable Intelligence, please visit www.op2mize.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP, President of Op2mize, LLC, at 847-813-9898.