Alissa Adler
Alissa AdlerSenior Vice PresidentColliers International

Alissa brings more than 30 years of experience to her position as senior vice president of Colliers | Chicago. Alissa specializes in investment sales, as well as debt and equity placement for office properties. In her career, Alissa has executed over $1.2 billion in real estate transactions. She is widely recognized for utilizing her broad real estate knowledge and strong nationwide connections to uniquely serve her diverse client base. 


Alissa is an honoree of Crain’s Chicago Business 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate, recipient of Connect Media’s 2019 Women in Real Estate Award and Bisnow’s 2018 Chicago Power Women of Commercial Real Estate.


Prior to Podolsky Circle’s merger with Colliers | Chicago in 2019, Alissa was managing principal at Podolsky Circle where she was a member of the Middle Market Investment Advisory Team focused on the sale of office and industrial properties. Prior the merger which formed Podolsky Circle, Alissa established Circle Realty Advisors, LLC. As president of the company, she was responsible for all operations and staffing in addition to asset management and investment advisory work for clients.


Preceding the formation of Circle, Alissa served as vice president of acquisitions and dispositions at Duke Realty Corporation leading the Midwest markets including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Minnesota. Alissa transacted across office, industrial and retail property types and was also a member of Duke’s management committee.


Prior to her tenure at Duke, Alissa was vice president of dispositions for Equity Office Properties Trust. In this role, she was responsible for the successful sale of transactions nationwide, including assets in distress and tertiary markets. Alissa also held the position of asset manager for both Equity Office and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Chicago. Asset management responsibilities included CBD high-rise and suburban office, regional malls, neighborhood retail and industrial properties on a national basis.


Alissa has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an M.S. in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.