Joe Karmin has worked in the industry for well over a decade. He specializes in representing both private and institutional Tenants and Owners. His clients admire and appreciate his expert market knowledge, determination to find the best solutions for their real estate scenarios, tenacious work ethic, and ability to stay responsive and accountable throughout the deal cycle. Moreover, he takes pride in ensuring his clients have all the critical knowledge needed before making any real estate decision.
His market focus extends in all directions from O’Hare, and he is one of the most active value add brokers in multiple Chicagoland submarkets.  Joe prides himself in putting together the best “team” of brokers for any client and their distinct needs.


Since joining Transwestern, Joe has completed over 27,100,000 SF in transactions with a value totaling in excess of $805 million. Prior to joining Transwestern, Joe worked as a leasing agent for Roland Realty Inc.


  • 2022 GlobeSt Industrial Influencer
  • 2022 Champions Club Award (National)
  • 2022 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2022 #2 Midwest Producer
  • 2021 Champions Club Award (National)
  • 2021 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2020 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2020 Commercial Property Executive Star to Watch
  • 2019 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2018 Most Square Footage Leased (Midwest Region)
  • 2018 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2017 Largest Industrial Lease Deal (Rosemont)
  • 2017 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2016 Most Square Footage Leased (Midwest Region)
  • 2016 Co Top Producer (Rosemont)
  • 2014 Young Professional of the Year (Midwest Region)
  • 2014 Co Broker of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2014 Sale of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2012 Rising Star (NKFE)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Association of Industrial Real Estate (AIRE)
  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker


Joe graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in communication, with a concentration in organization communication.