Richard G. Daly

P630-782-9520 x3859 F630-782-9531 Visit LinkedIn Profile Notable Transactions
  • 410,000 SF Investment Sale – River Grove, IL
  • 354,000 SF Investment Sale – Bolingbrook, IL
  • 260,000 SF Investment Sale – Franklin Park, IL
  • 535,000 SF Built-to-Suit – Aurora, IL
  • 230,000 SF Built-to-Suit – Franklin Park, IL
  • 180,000 SF Build-to-Suit – Bloomingdale, IL
  • 635,000 SF Sale – Aurora, IL
  • 319,000 SF Sale – University Park, IL
  • 210,000 SF Sale – McHenry, IL
  • 535,000 SF Lease – Aurora, IL
  • 362,000 SF Lease – Franklin Park, IL
  • 250,000 SF Lease – Schaumburg, IL
  • 175,000 SF Lease – Bensenville, IL

Real Estate Background

Rick Daly has been with Darwin Realty & Development Corporation since 1988, has been a principal since 2003, and was named President in 2011. He is consistently one of the Chicagoland’s top brokers, as well as one of Darwin’s top three brokers year after year.  His services include tenant representation, landlord leasing and sales, investment sales, land development, foreclosure and bankruptcy, and consultation.  He has substantial experience representing multimodal logistics and fulfillment companies.  Rick counsels clients within many industries, working with them to streamline operations to become more efficient, leading to higher productivity and lower occupancy costs.  He enjoys partnering with his clients to help them solve real estate issues that continually arise due to growth in business.  His strength is an ability to facilitate strategic and tactical planning and engage in a detailed negotiation process which allows each client to concentrate on their core business.  Mr. Daly’s relationships consist of privately held companies as well as institutional clients, private equity firms and individual investors.

Professional Affiliations/Designations

  • Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)

  • Greater O’Hare Association of Industry and Commerce (GOA)

  • Northern IL Commercial Assoc. of Realtors (NICAR)

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

  • Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)

  • Vistage Advisory Group


  • “They (Darwin) tapped key consultants along the way (construction, management, demographics and labor, legal), while working with us through the lengthy process of choosing a site and a developer. In addition, with the assistance of the legal team, they helped us negotiate an extremely favorable lease rate and terms as well as assisting in procuring local and state incentives.”

    - Mike Martinez, Freudenberg Household Products (FHP)
  • “We appreciate all of your time and efforts in this build-to-suit project. This entire process was facilitated by your introductions to the land owner, contractors and village officials and other professionals necessary to complete this important transaction. In the end, we all negotiated a successful deal that seems to have benefitted every party involved. Your market knowledge and experience saved Pickens Kane time and money.”

    - James P. Munroe, Pickens Kane
  • “I want to thank you for your efforts on our recent acquisition of two multi-tenant industrial properties. Your knowledge of lease rental rates, building values and general market conditions was invaluable in assisting CenterPoint with the necessary underwriting to make an informed purchase decision. “

    - CenterPoint Properties
  • “Your consistent efforts and constant pursuit of any and all tenants in the O’Hare marketplace resulted in two lease transactions . . . within a 30-day period. Our company is appreciative of your efforts which have helped us minimize our down time and stabilize this asset.

    - Brian Roach, DCT Industrial
  • “We know you worked hard behind the scenes to keep a difficult transaction on course, and we feel we set the market in Elk Grove Village with this sale. We hope to work with you and with Darwin Realty again in the near future.”

    - Betsy B. Ross, Bristol Group
  • “The information you provided allowed us to intelligently and objectively make real estate decisions that eventually met our business goals and requirements . . .We have benefitted from your professional services, which translated into long-term successful results.

    - Shane Randall,
  • “Your expertise and consul was instrumental in securing a lease that worked for both the tenant and ourselves. With the rental market being depressed when our property went on the market, your perseverance in creating traffic with qualified lessees was admirable.”

    - Joe Castanheira, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
  • “The disposition of this building was critical to our business growth plans. You followed through on your original marketing plan and kept us informed of activity on our building throughout the entire process, which eased my concerns. Your efforts procured many potential qualified buyers and, as a result, we sold the building within an acceptable timeframe.”

    - Richard Gill, Mapei
  • “We agreed with your initial detailed feasibility study and recommended marketing plan but what impressed us most was the aggressive implementation of the plan and open communication during the sale process. Your efforts translated into a sale price that exceeded what the building recently was appraised for and within the time frame you projected.

    - Tony Garvy, Garvy Family Join Venture

Case Studies/Further Information

  • Named President at Darwin Realty – 2011
    NAIOP Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year – 2010
    SIOR Largest Dollar Transactions Award – 2009
    Darwin Realty Broker of the Year – 2008
    Named a Principal at Darwin Realty – 2003