March 10, 2017
CHICAGO – Transwestern today announces it has expanded its occupier services in Chicago with the acquisition of TRU Office Advisors LLC, a highly respected Chicago-based tenant advisory firm that has represented corporate office users in Chicago and across the United States. TRU founders Dave Wilson and Ryan Foran will join Transwestern as Executive Vice Presidents, and Wilson will sit on the firm’s Chicago Advisory Board.
“We are continuously looking for opportunities to strategically expand our presence in the Chicago market, and the addition of TRU Office Advisors enables us to grow our footprint while elevating the level of service provided to clients,” said Mike Watts, Transwestern’s Midwest President. “Dave and Ryan have earned solid reputations in the market as industry leaders and bring a deep set of skills that will add significant value to our existing Tenant Advisory Services offering.”
Transwestern’s innovative approach to client service, called The Transwestern Experience, reflects the firm’s unique culture and produces measurable results for clients. The four key goals include consistently creating positive experiences, connecting internal and external service, rupturing industry stereotypes, and building passion about purpose. This mindset permeates every business line at Transwestern.
“We’ve enjoyed great success as TRU and would only consider a move that enhances our current service model,” said Wilson. “Our approach and processes closely align with The Transwestern Experience, and we look forward to strengthening our market position and continuing to deliver exceptional results to our clients through the expanded service capabilities that Transwestern provides.”
Wilson and Foran launched TRU Office Advisors in January 2011 after spending seven years at HSA Commercial Real Estate. Prior to that, Wilson was a Senior Vice President at both Prime Group Realty Trust and Realsource (formerly known as Irvine Associates) in Chicago. Together, Wilson and Foran have completed more than 1,000 transactions and have provided tenant advisory services to a vast array of clients both locally and nationally, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, and various cultural and academic institutions.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at transwestern.com and @Transwestern. For updates from the Chicago office, follow @TranswesternCHI.