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Current Responsibilities

Michael Heaney is an Associate with JLL and is a Rising Leader for the firm's Chicago Tenant Representation practice. Michael specializes in Office leasing, and he works alongside Rob Schmidt (Managing Director & Juris Doctor) and Keith Cade (Executive VP & former Financial Consultant).

Michael joined the Tenant Rep team in 2014 after gaining invaluable knowledge and experience as a Transactions Associate in JLL's Corporate Solutions group. During this time, Michael worked on the behalf of 2 major corporations, KeyBank & BP, as their exclusive Real Estate provider. Michael skillfully used his background in finance, and his experience in sales, to assist his clients in executing lease/sales transactions that aligned business objectives and uncovered measurable savings opportunities.

Prior Experience

Before joining JLL in 2013, Michael served as the Property Data Manager at the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). In this role, Michael managed a network of more than 70 Pension Fund and Investment Management client companies who contributed property-specific information to a database, maintained by Michael, consisting of 10,000 institutionally-held Commercial Real Estate assets valued at $315 Billion. In addition, Michael spearheaded a number of new intiatives which lead to enhanced data analytics, customized reporting features and a more user-friendly client expierence. 

Education and Affiliations

Michael holds a MBA in Real Estate Finance & Investment from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  

Michael holds an active Real Estate Brokers License in Illinois.

Lastly, Michael presently sits on the Associate Board at the Field Museum of Chicago, and he is an active member of the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance.​