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Current responsibilities
JD is the Chief Operating Officer, EVP for the Midwest Tenant representation Group overseeing more than 100 professionals in Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.

His responsibilities include driving revenue growth and profitability, ensuring operational efficiencies and managing individual broker and team business plans.

Specialties
Tenant Representation, Agency Leasing, and Property Management

Years of experience
25 years

Experience
From 2006 to 2008, JD was the Group Manager overseeing a 3.1 million-square-foot portfolio in Downtown Chicago, consisting of 300 South Riverside Plaza, One East Wacker, 633 North St. Clair and 211 East Chicago Avenue.

From 2002 to 2005, JD was a Leasing Director completing over 90 transactions totaling 800,000 sq. ft. in downtown Chicago.

Prior to his leasing role in downtown Chicago, JD was responsible for supporting the Chief Operating Officer of JLL’s Leasing and Management group, overseeing all nationwide management and leasing activities. In that role, his responsibilities included financial and strategic planning and forecasting, compensation program analysis, development of performance metrics and all leasing management, legal, marketing, human resources and technology-related issues.

Prior to joining JLL, JD was a portfolio manager with Compass. He was responsible for all leasing and management activities for a multi-state portfolio of 4.8 million square feet.

Key transactions

  • Duetsche Bank Investment Management Americas, 418,000 sf  sublease, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago

  • Encyclopedia Britannica 75,000 sf, 325 N. LaSalle, Chicago; Landlord rep for Friedman Properties Limited

  • Ross, Dixon and Bell, 33,000sf, 55 West Monroe, Chicago Landlord rep for LaSalle Investment Management

  • NASD 31,000 sf, 55 West Monroe, Chicago: Landlord rep for LaSalle Investment Management

  • Navigant 21,000sf, 55 West Monroe, Chicago: Landlord rep for LaSalle Investment Management

Awards

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Club Award (2001)

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Midwest Leasing Team of the Year (2004)

  • Commercial Real Estate Forum Award (2005)

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Special Achievement Award – 55 West Monroe (2007)

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Client Relationship Award (2008)

Education
JD earned an M.B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and a BA degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Affiliations

  • Illinois Real Estate Brokers License

  • RPA (Real Property Administrator)

  • CPM (Certified Property Manager)

  • LEED-AP

  • Member of the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association

  • Chairman of the BOMA/Chicago Information Committee

  • RPA Instructor for the BOMA/Chicago RPA course “Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers.”