Joe Karmin has worked in the industry for almost a decade. He specializes in representing both private and institutional tenants and owners at a local and national level. His clients admire and appreciate his uncanny market knowledge and determination in finding the best solutions for their problems, in addition to his tenacious work ethic. Moreover, he takes pride in making sure his clients have all the critical knowledge needed prior to making any real estate decision. His market expertise and business development practice is focused in I-88, O’Hare, DuPage, Fox Valley, and I-90; however, he represents numerous clients throughout the U.S.


Since joining Transwestern, Joe has completed over 15,500,000 SF in transactions with a value totaling in excess of $352 million. Prior to joining Transwestern, Joe worked as a leasing agent for Roland Realty Inc.


  • 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)
  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
  • Association of Industrial Real Estate (AIRE)
  • Member of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation


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.