Tim O’Brien, CCIM, SIOR, LEED® AP
Tim O’Brien is founder and President of O’Brien Commercial Real Estate. Prior to starting the firm, he was President of Colliers International – Indiana Region. He started his career in brokerage at CBRE and spent his first 10 years there. He then started a local boutique firm, Resource Commercial, with a few partners. After just its second year, Tim was named President, and led the firm’s effort to affiliate with Colliers International. The firm was successfully rebranded as Colliers International – Indiana Region, and Tim served as President 4 out of his next 5 years there.
Having spent most of his career representing tenants, he realized there was a void in the corporate marketplace. He saw a genuine need for a firm that only advocates for tenants, but without the conventional “cowboy” mentality. He started O’Brien Commercial to fill that niche, and provide a more comprehensive and consultative approach to brokerage.
Tim is highly regarded as one of the top brokers in Indianapolis. During his tenure at CBRE, he earned the prestigious CCIM and SIOR designations. In fact, at the time he achieved his SIOR designation in 2000, Tim was the youngest broker nationwide to have earned both designations. He later added the LEED accreditation. Tim was awarded the Broker of the Year by the local BOMA chapter in 2000, was named REALTOR of the Year by the Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS in 2006, and was the award winner for Junior Achievement of Central Indiana’s Indy’s Best & Brightest – Real Estate, Development & Construction category in 2005.