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Current Responsibilities 
Steven Chon delivers fully integrated real estate solutions for corporate clients throughout the Silicon Valley and the Asia Pacific. His scope of service includes transaction management, lease/sales negotiations, property disposition, strategic planning, labor/demographic studies, and financial analysis. His international exposure facilitates an ability to consult a variety of clients ranging from multinational conglomerates to startups looking to establish corporate headquarters, research & development centers, manufacturing/fab sites, and distribution/logistics centers. 

Experience 
Steven started his real estate career in 2004 here in the Silicon Valley. Prior to joining JLL in 2014, he served as Vice President at Cassidy Turley and Grubb Ellis. Before his real estate career, he worked for a global consultancy executing international projects within the automotive industry in East Asia and North America.   

Notable clients
  • Samsung Semiconductor Inc. – Strategic planning and portfolio management
  • Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center – Strategic planning and portfolio management
  • Samsung Research America   - Consulting 
  • SK Hynix   - Strategic planning and dispositions
  • Pantronix Corporation – Strategic planning and dispositions
  • TR Manufacturing (Corning Int’l) – Strategic planning and portfolio management
  • Fairchild Semiconductor – US headquarter expansion/relocation
  • SMIC America - US headquarter expansion / relocation
  • Yangtze/Tsinghua Unigroup – US headquarter expansion/relocation
  • SMTC Corporation – US headquarter expansion / relocation
  • Stellus Technologies – US headquarter expansion/relocation
  • Macronix America – Strategic planning and dispositions
  • AMAX Technologies – R&D Expansion

Education and Affiliations
Steven attended San Francisco State University a Bachelor’s in Communications. He subsequently attended Yonsei University where he earned an MBA. In his spare time, Steven can be found fishing for bass or saltwater species throughout Northern California and abroad. He is fluent in English and Korean.