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Adam Cody specializes in national retailer tenant representation in the Chicago market.  He has experience in assisting retailers meet their expansion goals by developing comprehensive retail market strategies, and successfully negotiating sale and lease transactions.

In addition, he is adept at completing challenging urban and in-fill retail site selection requirements, relocation of existing assets and aggressive expansion of new retail concepts. 


Adam has 15 years of experience in the retail real estate industry. Prior to joining JLL he was a Retail Tenant Representation Specialist at the Staubach Company / SRS Real Estate Partners.

Adam has facilitated successful negotiations in over 137 sale and lease transactions in the Chicago metro market on behalf of many high profile clients such as JCPenney, AMC Theatres, Toys"R"Us /Babies"R"Us, Verizon Wireless, 7-Eleven, Corner Bakery, Citibank, AutoNation, Famous Dave's, Discount Tire, Miller's Ale House, World of Beer and United Health Group resulting in transaction values exceeding $321M.

Additionally, Adam has strong experience working with national retailers in the disposition of surplus properties. Adam has successfully disposed of over 10 assets with transaction values exceeding $29M for clients including Target, JCPenney, Bowlmor AMF, Fry's Electronics and KrispyKreme.​

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Cody earned a Bachelor's Degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves on the ICSC Illinois State Committee. Adam is also a member of Chicago Chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI) – Land Economics Society.​

Adam is a volunteer at St. Francis Xavier Parish in LaGrange, IL.​