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Steve Palec Partner | Occupier Advisors

Steve is a 30 year commercial real estate veteran, and regarded among the most well-known office brokers in the Milwaukee area.  He has been involved in many of the most prominent office transactions in Southeastern Wisconsin.


Steve represented GE Healthcare in the lease of 500,000 square feet, assisted Manpower in their corporate headquarters project, worked with Baker Tilly in their move to downtown Milwaukee, and recently represented Northwestern Mutual in the largest office lease transaction in the first quarter of 2015.


In addition, Steve has completed hundreds of successful projects involving extensive search and negotiations, often obtaining municipal incentives.  His diverse experience involves many law firms, advertising agencies, non-profits, retailers, manufacturers, and financial institutions as well as representing The Office of The Commissioner of Major League Baseball.


Prior to joining Colliers International, Steve was the Managing Principal of Cresa Milwaukee since 2011, exclusively representing tenants.

With his start in commercial real estate in 1986 at The Polacheck Company, which became CBRE where he was a Senior Vice President, Steve also brings 25 prior years of experience handling the leasing and disposition of numerous high profile projects.