January, 2013 - Congratulations to Op2mize's own David Liebman, JD, SIOR, LEED AP on being named the 2013 SIOR Chicago Chapter President! Read more here.
December, 2012 - What a great year it has been at Op2mize! We have grown considerably and have new partners. We've served our clients successfully and enhanced our ability to create value in significant and relevant ways. We are now part of ReStar Advisors (www.restaradvisors.com) which further extends our national reach. Please watch us closely over the next several months as we roll out a new website, add additional professionals, and make other exciting anouncements!
October, 2011 - Op2mize's recent sale transaction at 840 S. Canal St. in Chicago has been nominated for NAIOP-Chicago's "Broker Transaction of the Year - Office Investment" award. NAIOP will announce award winners at their 24th Annual Awards of Excellence event on November 17, 2011. Further information & registration is available at: http://naiopchicago.org/index.shtml
September 20, 2011 - Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP moderated an All-Star panel at NICAR's State of the Industry event in Oak Brook, Illinois. Event information is available at: http://www.nicar.com/Pages/Events+by+Date?Date=09/20/2011 (photo courtesy of Northern Illinois Real Estate).
August, 2011 - Op2mize and project partner InBalance complete an array of high-impact Sustainable Services for Freedman Seating Company in Chicago, including a comprehensive energy audit, a 25 kW solar/PV rooftop system installation, power factor correction & lighting retrofit. Additionally IL-DCEO and Federal grants were secured along with ComEd rebates and EPACT deductions contributing to an accelerated ROI!
June 13-15, 2011 - Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP speaks on two expert panels at Realcomm 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The sessions included "Next Generation MARKETING - Technology as a Competitive Edge" and "Defining the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Market".
March 24, 2011 - Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP wins two awards at the Chicago Association of Realtors' 2010 Sales Awards including the Commercial Platinum Gross Sales and Commercial Platinum Gross Lease Square Footage. At CAR's request, Geoff gave an inspriational speech to a packed house of over 700 peers and attendees from the House of Blues stage! Awesome!
Throughout 2011 - Op2mize has been featured at several events in 2011 including the 9th Annual Commercial Real Estate Conference in Chicago, IL; SIOR-Toronto Chapter's Annual Ski Day featuring an Advanced Social Networking Seminar for continuing education credit in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; and the Spring SIOR Global Conference where we presented Social Networking for Real Estate 2.0 in Scottsdale, AZ. Op2mize has also launched a blog entitled Sustainable Intelligence™ - please check it out!
January, 2011 - 430 North Michigan Avenue energy-effificent window replacement project is now complete! See a special video of the recent window replacement project.
December 29, 2010 - Op2mize Negotiates $200 Million Chicago Data Center Deal: In one of the largest deals of the year in Chicago's Loop, Op2mize represented the buyer of a 443,446 SF critical operations and data center facility at 840 S. Canal Street. See the Crain's Chicago Business news coverage here! See our own press release here!
December 15, 2010 - SIOR's Center for Career Advancement presented a Webinar entitled "Social Networking Strategies for Commercial Real Estate" featuring Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP of Op2mize. For further information or to access the recorded session please click the following link: http://elearning.siorcca.com/upcoming.php. The Webinar was attended by over 300 SIOR's and non-SIOR's alike!
October 26, 2010 - Op2mize is pleased to announce it is now an official and proud Energy Star partner!
October 22, 2010 - Geoffrey Kasselman of Op2mize presents "SIOR Social Media 101: Getting Started on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter" to his peers in a standing-room-only session at the SIOR 2010 Fall World Conference in San Antonio, TX. For further information and copies of Geoff's handouts, please contact him.
September 23, 2010 - Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEEP AP and Robert Jericho, PE, LEED AP were both featured speakers covering sustainability and technology at REJournal.com's "Property Management Conference" in Des Plaines, IL. Robert was an expert Panelist for the "Energy/Environment" panel while Geoff was the Moderator for the "Technology is Your Friend and Partner" panel.
August 2, 2010 - Op2mize is pleased to announce the continued growth of the company with three new strategic hires. See them here. Joining the firm are: Robert J. Jericho, PE, LEED AP, as Senior Managing Director, Sustainable Services; Thomas A. Bueltmann, as Senior Managing Director and General Counsel; and Matthew B. Banks, as Research Intern. This "dream team" can respond to client needs and lead dynamic, complex projects like never before!
May 3, 2010 - The Commercial Division of the National Association of Realtors® presents its latest Technology and Intelligence Briefing podcast and report featuring Geoff Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP of Op2mize, LLC. Listen here. Download the RCA Spring 2010 "Commercial Connections" Report here.
December 7, 2009 - Geoff Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP presented a session entitled "Green in Black & White: Why Sustainable Buildings Matter Everywhere" at MAEDC's 2009 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference located at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Chicago. View Flyer / View Presentation
DQI Offers Brokers A New Assessment Tool - The DQI takes the guesswork out of designing a building by converting individual subjective perceptions into objective measurable results.
LRY-Ecolab - Op2mize negotiates largest lease renewal in Joliet.
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