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​​​Current responsibilities
Dan McCarthy is a Senior Managing Director specializing in tenant representation in JLL’s Chicago office.  He represents a number of local clients as well as some of JLL’s complex national/global alliance clients and is responsible for handling real estate transactions.

Dan specializes in brokerage, tenant representation, build-to-suits, portfolio strategy and planning.

Years of experience
18 years

Dan joined JLL in 2004. Dan’s experience includes large, complex lease transactions, build-to-suit transactions, consolidations, lease-versus-own analyses, master planning, portfolio strategic planning, and managing strategic alliances. During his career, Dan has completed over 10 million square feet of office transactions. Prior to JLL, Dan began his career in financial advisory services at Ernst & Young LLP.

Representative transactions

  • HSBC 560,000 s.f.
  • Hospira - 350,000 s.f.
  • Zebra Technologies 290,000 s.f.
  • Skadden 220,000 s.f.
  • Ernst & Young 190,000 s.f.
  • CF Industries - 170,000 s.f.
  • IRI Worldwide 148,000 s.f.
  • DeVry 144,000 s.f.
  • Hospira 140,000 s.f.
  • Hartford 120,000 s.f.
  • Catalyst Rx 106,000 s.f.
  • Barilla 75,000 s.f.


  • Winner – 2013 Crain's Chicago Office Broker of the Year; Finalist – 2015, 2014, 2006
  • Winner – 2014 & 2009 NAIOP Suburban Office Transaction of the Year 
  • Winner – 2008 NAIOP National Developing Leader Award
  • Winner – 2006 NAIOP Suburban Office Build-to-Suit of the Year (HSBC – Mettawa)
  • Finalist – 2010 & 2007 NAIOP Downtown Office Transaction of the Year
  • Finalist – 2016 & 2006 NAIOP Suburban Office Transaction of the Year
  • JLL Top Producer Award 2006 – 2016

Dan holds an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (2001) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame (1996). 

Dan is past president (2015) and sits on the Emeritus Board for the Chicago chapter of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) and is a licensed Illinois real estate broker.

He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dan lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.