Daniel Leahy

Executive Vice President

NAI Hiffman
One Oakbrook Terrace Suite 400
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
United States
T +1 630 691 0604

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Industrial, Logistics / Multi-Modal

Scope of Service Experience

Dan is an Executive Vice President and Partner at NAI Hiffman and specializes in assisting industrial users and owners with their real estate strategy and implementation. As the founding member and Managing Director of NAI Global Logistics, he applies an integrated approach to assist property owners, shippers, manufacturers, and logistic companies. 

Dan has expertise in all aspects of corporate real estate, including lease negotiation/restructuring, strategic planning, build-to-suit oversight, site selection consulting, logistical consulting, labor analysis, incentive consulting and disposition/leasing services.  

Background & Experience

Dan has completed over 550 transactions totaling more than $2 billion in transaction volume and is recognized as one of the nation’s top industrial brokers. He has assisted such notable clients as Walmart, Sanyo, Menlo Logistics, Corporate Express, Henkel, Ingersoll Rand, Metropolitan Warehouse & Delivery, Madden Communications, TTX Company, Prologis, TA Realty, AEW Capital Management, ML Realty Partners, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, JP Morgan, IDI Logistics, Brookfield Properties and CenterPoint Properties. Real estate organizations, trade publications and industry peers continue to recognize Dan for his significant achievements and contributions to commercial real estate. He has been nominated for the prestigious “Chicago Industrial Broker of the Year” award fourteen times and has won the coveted award five times. Crain’s Chicago named him as one of the “Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago”, and NAIOP awarded him on five separate occasions for the “Industrial Broker Transaction of the Year”. In Fall 2021, Dan was inducted into Midwest Real Estate News’, “Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame”. Dan has also appeared as a keynote speaker or panelist at a variety of industrial real estate events and has been published in many industrial real estate and logistics trade publications. 


Southern Illinois University Bachelor of Science, Communications and Economics

Professional Associations & Designations

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Illinois

Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE), Member (1999-Present), President (2007)

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Board Member & National Tour Chairman

NAI Global

--Industrial Council Chairman (2002)

--Leadership Board Member (2004-2009)

--NAI Global Logistics

--Managing Director & Founder (1999-Present)

--National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), Board Member (2017-2021)

--Young Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Founding Member

Transaction History

Walmart - 3,364,128 SF

CenterPoint Properties - 10,000,000 SF & 6,390 Acres (70+ Transactions)

TA Realty - 7,411,145 SF (54 Transactions)

International Storage Properties - 1,695,343 SF (30+ Transactions)

Con-Way Logistics - 1,280,900 SF (12 Transactions)

Clearwater Paper - 672,000 SF

Heads & Threads International - 653,106 SF (11 Transactions)

Bull Data Systems - 532,000 SF

Bissell - 500,000 SF

Metropolitan Warehouse & Delivery - 403,778 SF (11 Transactions Nationwide)

APL Logistics - 421,000 SF

Sanyo Logistics - 400,600 SF

Environmental Systems Products - 50+ Transactions Nationwide