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Christopher R. Watts is a Managing Director at JLL within the Integrated Portfolio Services business. Watts has 13+ years of experience in advising clients around the globe, across a wide variety of real estate matters.

Experience

​Expertise:

  • ​Focus – Real estate strategy, finance, development, transaction and account management, project management, energy and sustainability, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio sales, environmental liability, supply chain strategy, location selection, labor analytics and contract law
  • Industries – Manufacturing, distribution, technology, retail, food service, and professional services
 Statistics (Year ending 2016):
​Number of completed transactions:412
​Total square footage - Completed transactions:​33,985,545
​Total Value - Completed transactions:$1,007,045,684
​Number of states - Completed transactions:44 and District of Columbia
​Number of countries - Completed transactions:​16
 

Sourced contracts:

ThyssenKrupp, McDonald’s, Office Depot, Quad Graphics, Matthews International, US Gypsum, Gardner Denver, Berlin Packaging and Winston & Strawn

Recognition:

​Promoted to Managing Director​2017
​Promoted to Executive Vice President​2013
​Recognized for contributions "JLL - Best of the Midwest"​2013
​Recognized for revenue generation "JLL - Top Gun"​2012, 2016
​Promoted to Senior Vice President/National Director​2012
​Promoted to Vice President/Associate Director​2011
Recognized for leadership "JLL - Young Guns"​2008
 
Education and Affiliations
  • Graduate Studies – University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago, Illinois
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois
  • ​B.S. Business Administration – Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan