Justin Lerner, a veteran in the industry with over 14 years of experience, is the youngest Principal at Transwestern. 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. Additionally, Justin represents both private and institutional owners, including: Exeter Property Group, Liberty Property Trust, Ohio Teachers, Venture One Real Estate, Centerpoint Properties, ML Realty Partners and Clear Height Properties; in addition to numerous local and national tenants, including: Wayfair, Domtar Paper, Ferguson (Wolseley), ServPro, Major Prime Plastics, Century Tile, Jaco Environmental and Magnetrol.
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 I-88, West Cook County, DuPage County, and the O’Hare markets, though he also represents multiple clients on a national basis.


Since joining Transwestern, Justin has completed over 26,105,000 SF in transactions with a value totaling in excess of $561 million.
Prior to joining Transwestern, Justin worked as a leasing coordinator for Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in St. Louis, Missouri.


  • 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

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