Justin Lerner is a veteran in the industry with close to 20 years of experience. His clients tout his honesty, determination, market expertise, and overall belief in “always put the clients’ needs first.” He has an exceptional reputation in the industry representing international, national, and local tenants, including: Wayfair, Domtar Paper, Ferguson (Wolseley), ServPro, Major Prime Plastics, Abitzy, Teinnovations, Century Tile, and Magnetrol. Additionally, Justin represents both private and institutional owners, including: Prologis, Westmount, Taurus Investment Holdings, Unilev Capital, Trident Capital, Ohio Teachers, Venture One Real Estate, CenterPoint Properties, ML Realty Partners, Faropoint, Clear Height Properties, and MLG Capital.
In being focused and efficient, Justin formulates a very specific, articulate, and practical strategy to achieve the objective for each of his clients. Justin’s market expertise and business development practice is focused in the I-88, West Cook County, DuPage County, I-90, and O’Hare submarkets.


Since joining Transwestern, Justin has completed over 33,750,000 SF in transactions with a value totaling in excess of $905 million.
Prior to joining Transwestern, Justin worked as a leasing coordinator for Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in St. Louis, Missouri.


  • 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)
  • 2019 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2018 Most Square Footage Leased (Midwest Region)
  • 2018 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2017 SIOR Largest Number of Intra Chapter Transactions Award
  • 2017 Largest Industrial Lease Deal (Rosemont)
  • 2017 Industrial Top Producer of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2016 Broker of the Year / 2016 Most Deals Completed
  • 2014 Co-Broker of the Year (Rosemont) / 2014 Sale of the Year (Rosemont)
  • 2014 National Young Guns Award
  • 2007 Broker of the Year / 2007 Deal of the Year
  • 2006 Scott Nelson Memorial Real Estate Award
  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Brokers
  • Member of the Associate of Industrial Real Estate (AIRE)
  • Member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Involved in the Leukemia Research Foundation – Penny’s Angels


Justin graduated from the prestigious Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, double majoring in Finance and International Business