Danny Nikitas

Landlord Representation

  • Chicago
  • One South Wacker Drive
  • Suite 3000
  • Chicago, IL 60606-4649 US

A well-known member of the Chicago real estate community for more than 25 years, Danny joined Avison Young in 2014 as a Principal and Managing Director of the Chicago office. Danny oversees continued growth and development in the Chicago region, taking the lead on recruiting more great talent, continuing to work with clients to develop their real estate issues, and partnering with all of the other Principals to further build the Avison Young Brand in the Midwest.
Danny has secured more than 500 lease transactions totaling more than 4.5 million square feet for tenants such as AIG, General Electric and Mellon Bank, and buildings such as Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), John Hancock Center, Prudential Plaza and Citigroup Center.

In the seven years prior to joining Avison Young, Danny was Executive Vice President of MB Real Estate, where he led the firm’s business development efforts, including sourcing third-party management and leasing opportunities, provided tenant representation services and handling potential equity investments.
Danny was also Executive Vice President of Leasing for Prime Group Realty Trust, where he directed the leasing activity of approximately 7 million square feet of office space in downtown and suburban Chicago. He was also Executive Vice President of Leasing with Shorenstein Realty Services, where he oversaw the leasing activity of approximately 4 million square feet of office space in downtown Chicago and other metropolitan areas in the Midwest region.
After college, Danny played basketball professionally in Greece for 3 seasons before moving into real estate.

Danny resides in Glenview, Illinois with his wife Margaret and their three sons.