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Mr. Press specializes in tenant representation in the Midwest market. His strong market knowledge and strategic insights enable him to help retailers identify and secure optimal locations to reach customers and drive value for their organization. He also helps owners/investors develop and execute leasing strategies and negotiate deal transactions that maximize a property’s full potential. Additionally, due to his achievements in the industry, Mr. Press has developed and cultivated an extensive network of brokers, developers and investors throughout the region.

Mr. Press has more than 15 years of diverse real estate experience in the retail brokerage industry with expertise in leasing, development, strategic consulting and tenant representation, which has included facilitating hundreds of transactions valued in excess of $700 million. During his career, he has represented national retailers such as AutoNation, Destination XL Group, Chevron, Corner Bakery Cafe, Del Frisco’s, Dollar Tree, FedEx Office, Life Time Fitness, Mandee, Annie Sez, Denny’s Children’s Clothing, OfficeMax, Pier 1 Imports, PNC Bank, Texas Roadhouse, Tilted Kilt, Total Wine & More, Verizon Wireless and others. Additionally, he has been instrumental in creating and executing the development and leasing strategies for many ground-up projects for major developers including Lennar, DRA Advisors, Goldman Sachs/Archon Group, Kimco Realty, Kite Realty, WCI Communities, and Opus Development.
Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Press started North Park Properties, LLC, a real estate investment company to acquire and operate investment properties. His additional experience includes serving as Vice President at Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC), The Staubach Company and Epic/Savage Realty Partners (Transwestern).

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Press attended Florida State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in criminology. He is a licensed real estate broker in the states of Florida and Illinois, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a recipient of the CoStar Power Broker award in 2010 and 2011.