Joe Karmin has worked in the industry for over a decade. He specializes in representing both private and institutional Tenants and Owners. His clients admire and appreciate his uncanny market knowledge, determination in finding the best solutions for their real estate struggles, his tenacious work ethic, and his ability to stay responsive and accountable at all times throughout the deal cycle. 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 the O’Hare, DuPage, I-88/Fox Valley, and I-90 submarkets.


Since joining Transwestern, Joe has completed over 24,000,000 SF in transactions with a value totaling in excess of $681 million. Prior to joining Transwestern, Joe worked as a leasing agent for Roland Realty Inc.


  • 2022 GlobeSt Industrial Influencer
  • 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.