NAI Hiffman
One Oakbrook Terrace, Suite 400
Oakbrook Terrace, IL United States 60181
t630 317 0742
Senior Vice President

Specialties: Office

Scope of Service Experience
Linda Garske has over 20 years of experience specializing in Landlord Representation for clients ranging from small entrepreneurial developers to some of the largest institutional commercial real estate owners in the country.
Although she has actively worked in each of the suburban submarkets, she is focused on representing Landlords in the North, Northwest and O’Hare markets. This has been the focus throughout her career.
Background & Experience
Linda joined NAI Hiffman in 2011 from Grubb and Ellis Company where she was responsible for building the Suburban Agency Group. While at Grubb her team grew the portfolio significantly, and in three years completed 90 transactions totaling more than 700,000 sq. ft.
Prior to Grubb & Ellis Linda was with Equity Office Properties, responsible for the portfolio in the North and O’Hare markets. In eighteen months her team completed 60 transactions totaling over 500,000 sq, ft., bringing the portfolio to 95% leased.
As Vice President and Regional Leasing Manager with Great Lakes REIT from 1998-2004, Linda was responsible for leasing a 3.0 million sf portfolio of office and flex properties in Chicago and Denver, including the development of marketing strategies, third party broker selection, deal analysis and lease negotiation.
Linda is known for her positive attitude, hard work, dedication, and delivering her clients results. Having worked for several large publicly traded REITs, she has a unique perspective on ownership structures, reporting and the importance of communication. In addition she has an asset management background which proves beneficial in many arenas.
Professional Associations & Designations
Real Estate Broker, Illinois
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce
Office Transaction of the Year nominee, NAIOP, 2006
Transaction History
Jim Beam/Fortune Brands 165,000 SF
Cole Taylor Bank 114,000 SF
AT&T 104,000 SF
Metropolitan Life 85,000 SF
Caremark 75,000 SF
United Healthcare 62,000 SF
Inland Real Estate Corporation 48,000 SF
Option Care 47,000 SF
Higgins Road (building sale) 44,000 SF
Marriott Hotels 36,000 SF
Interactive Health 30,000 SF
Seasons Hospice 25,800 SF
Donlen 12,000 SF
Strategic Clients
Presidents Plaza 820,000 SF
Corporate 500 Centre 700,000 SF
Tri-State International 625,000 SF
Bannockburn Lake Office Plaza 400,000 SF
1011/1111 Touhy Avenue 300,000 SF
Centennial Center 285,000 SF
Pointe O’Hare 270,000 SF
1600 Corporate Center 255,000 SF
Butterfield Office Plaza 200,000 SF
One Century Centre 212,000 SF
Bannockburn Corporate Center 205,000 SF
Edens Corporate Center 188,000 SF
6400 Shafer Court 179,000 SF
1007 Church 154,000 SF
2800 River Road 100,000 SF
One Hawthorn Place 85,000 SF
3400 Dundee 75,000 SF