Geoff Dowling



Office:  (847) 699-2158

Mobile:  (847) 274-4943


Background and Expertise

Mr. Dowling brings to our team effort thirty plus years of successful commercial/industrial real estate experience including development, consulting, corporate planning, real estate investment and general brokerage.  He started his career in the mid 1970’s as a Corporate Real Estate Manager for Kraft Foods where he was responsible for leasing, acquiring, disposing and developing the corporation’s real estate.  During his ten year corporate stay, he participated in the acquisition of over 400 transactions and the disposition of over 100 transactions both totaling over 10,000,000 square feet of office, industrial, and hi-tech space including many start-up manufacturing/plant operations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

In 1984, Mr. Dowling joined Rubloff Inc. (a large Midwest based real estate brokerage company) as a Vice President specializing in representing corporations in the sale, lease, or acquisition of office or industrial facilities throughout the United States.  During his five years with Rubloff, Mr. Dowling completed over 4 million square feet of transactions for his clients with many satisfied repeat customers.  He also successfully represented institutional owners of eight trophy office buildings totaling over 4,000,000 square feet.  His marketing and leasing strategies raised occupancy levels to 94.8% during his tenure as senior leasing representative on those projects.

In 1989, Mr. Dowling joined Mesirow Financial as a Senior Vice President.  He continued to provide real estate brokerage and consulting services to corporations and various institutions in the leasing, sale, acquisition, appraisal and build-to-suit areas of office, industrial, and investment-grade real estate. 

Mr. Dowling, along with five other partners, started GVA Chicago in 1995 successfully continuing existing clients in their real estate needs with consulting, brokerage, investments and real estate development. He brings a complete stable of the aforementioned clients to CTK Chicago Partners, which recently commenced activities as a combined Camins Tomasz Kritt and GVA Chicago entity. Mr. Dowling is a partner in the company and continues to bring a much-needed “corporate perspective from a consultant standpoint” to CTK CP’s client base.


Expertise in Commercial/Industrial Acquisitions and dispositions, including site selection and build-to-suits, along with real estate development consulting capabilities.


National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (Chapter President 1992 – 1993)

Former member of the Industrial Development Research Council, the Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR) and is listed in the Who’s Who in Real Estate.