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Current responsibilities
Dan Fernitz oversees the suburban Chicago agency leasing team, which has a portfolio of more than 12 million s.f.  Dan is very experienced in real estate marketing, leasing and project management in the office and retail sector.

Years of experience

When he joined JLL in 2004, Dan was directly involved in leasing an office portfolio in excess of 1.5 million s.f. and averaged 40 lease transactions per year.  Prior to joining JLL, he was a Principal of 1st United Realty, a commercial real estate firm focused primarily on landlord representation of 100,000 – 500,000 s.f. office buildings.

Prior to that, Dan served 16 years as Director of Leasing at Klaff Realty, L.P. He directed all agency leasing for vast Chicago/Suburban Office, Retail and mixed use portfolio in excess of 4 million s.f. He also held a senior management role at The Ross Group, a Chicago commercial real estate firm.  Notable clients throughout his career include:  Fulcrum Asset Advisors, TA Associates Realty, RREEF, GLL, Alliance Commercial Partners, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, Millbrook Real Estate Company, Northwestern Mutual Real Estate and AEW Capital Management.

Dan earned a B.S. in business administration with a real estate concentration from University of Arizona. 


  • Member of NAIOP
  • Former member of the North Suburban YMCA Board of Directors
  • Charter member of the Northbrook Jaycees.

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