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