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Melissa is an Executive Vice President on JLL's downtown agency leasing team. Her primary responsibilities include agency leasing and marketing of office properties throughout the Chicago CBD. Currently, Melissa represents AmTrust Realty at 30 N LaSalle, 33 W Monroe, and 135 S LaSalle, AEW at 525 W Van Buren, Beacon Capital Partners at 300 S Wacker, Mac Management at 640 N LaSalle, and Callahan Capital Properties at 180 N LaSalle.​

Melissa has a strong track record of repositioning buildings, increasing overall occupancy, improving tenant quality and creating value for ownership; recent example includes 300 S. Wacker (Beacon Capital Partners). Melissa has a history of successfully leasing assets quickly, exceeding pro forma and achieving excellent returns for her owners. Her focus on efficient communication and responsiveness has facilitated a high volume of transactions, including some of the company's largest deals involving Chicago's recent tech boom and suburban migration.


 
Transaction Highlights
  • Completed 141 transactions or 1.2M SF of deals in the past three years
  • Completed 8 deals ranging from 20,000 - 180,000 SF in the past three years
  • Recently completed Capital One deal at 77 W Wacker for 143,423 SF
Awards
  • 2015 Best of the Midwest, JLL Agency Leasing
  • 2016 JLL Gold Achiever
  • 2015, 2014, 2012 JLL Top Achiever
  • 2011-2013 JLL Leadership Council Advisory Board
  • 2013 Greater Chicago Food Depository nominee for Compsych deal (128,000 SF at NBC Tower)
  • 2008 CB Richard Ellis Top Office Specialty Broker Award
  • 2007 CB Richard Ellis Chicago Circle
  • 2003 Finalist for Crain’s Chicago Landlord Representative of the Year Award
Education and Affiliations

Melissa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Retailing and Consumer Studies from the University of Arizona. She is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker and a current member of COLBA.