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Chuck Johanns is an Executive Vice President for JLL's Capital Markets Group in Chicago with over 25 years of real estate experience.  He co-leads the Midwest Multifamily team. He is responsible for business development, financial underwriting, equity raise assignments, and representing owners in the sale of multifamily assets in the Midwest region.  

His recent past work within JLL's Capital Markets Finance Group included  raising equity, preferred equity and sub-debt for over a dozen multifamily ground up and value add projects covering over 2,000 units.   

Mr. Johanns has raised over $3 billion in equity and debt for projects/investments in multifamily, office, senior housing, and industrial across more than a dozen domestic markets over his career.​

Years of experience
25+ years

Prior to joining JLL, Chuck Johanns worked at the boutique investment bank Houlihan Capital where he led the real estate group as Managing Director.

He formed his own real estate investment and development firm in 2003 that grew to include 15 professionals covering more than a dozen projects across seven states capitalized at over $500 million. Previously, he has worked for twelve years at Trammell Crow Company as a Principal developing over 4 million square feet of projects.

Key transactions

  • 150 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, FL - $145,000,000
  • ​301 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL - $25,000,000​
  • 1325 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL - $17,000,000
  • 15222 N. Kierland Boulvevard, Phoenix, AZ - $117,000,000
  • Mineral Avenue and Chester Street, Denver (Centennial), CO $26,000,000​
  • ​​University Avenue SE and 29th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN - $21,000,000​
  • 215 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL - $97,000,000

Chuck has earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in finance from the University of Illinois.

Chuck is a member of the Real Estate Investors Association and a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.