About

Carmen focuses on tenant representation and corporate real estate services. If you’re seeking new office space or negotiating a current lease, you get our full attention. We consistently represent you and your interests.

Fees are always paid by the landlord or property owner. And Carmen measures success by your complete satisfaction with our process and service.

As the Tenant Advisor, Carmen prides itself on agility, adapting and quickly responding to changing market conditions, client requirements, lease negotiations, and every possible issue you may face in the transaction process. Our success in meeting and exceeding your needs is evidenced by our continued client relationships. Read our case studies for insight into the unique challenges faced by some of our clients and the creative solutions we crafted to solve their issues and exceed their expectations.

Leadership

Chris Carmen, CEO

Chris began his commercial real estate career in 1985 with Duke Realty Corporation. While at Duke, his responsibilities included office and industrial property leasing, culminating with his role as Vice President of Duke Realty Corporation’s Indiana Office Group.In 1993, he founded Carmen Commercial Real Estate Services.

His vision was to create a firm that specialized in tenant representation, free from the conflicts of interest inherent in traditional, full service brokerage firms. Since then, Carmen has represented over 400 businesses in transactions within Indiana and throughout the country.

Chris was a founding board member and served on the Board of Directors of TechPoint (prevously the Indiana Software Association and Indiana Information Technology Association), Indiana’s statewide technology initiative, from 1999 to 2008. He has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the TechPoint Foundation, a venture philanthropy organization incubating select science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs that impact Indiana school-aged children in underserved populations.

A native of Chicago, Chris graduated from Elmhurst College where he graduated with degrees in Finance and Business Administration. He has authored two publications: How to Search and Negotiate Office Leases and The Office Relocation Planner.

Nationwide and International Network of Representatives

With Commercial Tenant Representatives around the globe, CARMEN Commercial Real Estate is positioned to advocate for your best interests no matter where your office is — or will be — located. Click here for a full list of Global Offices.

Carmen Cares / Philanthropy

An essential part of our culture is to have a positive impact on our Indianapolis community. Through Carmen Cares, non-profit organizations work with our team to minimize and control real estate lease costs.

In addition to Carmen Cares, we participate in a wide variety of community support and outreach, helping to fulfill our mission to positively impact and improve Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.

Our partners have included: