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Current responsibilities
Chad Baker is an Executive Vice President within JLL Houston’s Office Tenant Representation group. He specializes exclusively in providing advisory services for the relocation, renewal, expansion or disposition of real estate assets for corporate real estate users in North America. These strategies revolve around providing consistency in service and results across business lines, industries and geographies. Further, all concessions negotiated for his clients in the form of savings and/or cost avoidance are calculated following the completion of each transaction to ensure measureable value has been created through the implementation and execution of his strategies.

Specialties
Tenant representation, strategy development, relocation, renewal, expansion and disposition, strategic consulting for merger and acquisition activities, corporate re-structuring for real estate portfolios, energy-related entities and law firms

Years of experience
19 years

Experience
Chad brings almost two decades of experience to the corporate facilities planning and relocation process. During his career, he has successfully negotiated approximately 400 transactions in excess of $3 billion in client commitments.

Representative clients

  • Alliance Residential
  • Barclays
  • Capgemini
  • Cardtronics
  • Energy Transfer
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Mazda
  • Nexen Petroleum
  • PFS Web
  • Quanta Services
  • SNC-Lavalin (Atkins Global)
  • Solar Turbines/Caterpillar
  • Southwest Water Company
  • Swift Energy Company
  • TEAM, Inc.

Awards

  • Co-Leader of JLL’s Mentor/Protégé Program (2016 to current)
  • Champion of Excellence Award, JLL (2013)
  • 40 Under 40, Real Estate Forum Magazine (2010)
  • Inducted to the JLL Club as an “Exceptional Performer” (2009)
  • Heavy Hitter, Houston Business Journal (2010, 2013, 2017)
  • Top Professionals on the Fast Track, Houston Texas Magazine
  • Top Gun Designation, JLL (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Gold and Top Achiever Designations (2005–2017)
  • Rising Star Award, NAIOP (2001)

Education
Chad received a Bachelor in Business Administrations from Abilene Christian University.

Affiliations

  • First Colony Church of Christ, Elder and teacher
  • Abilene Christian University (ACU), Visiting Committee for the College of Business
  • ACU, Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Business
  • Trail Life Troop (focuses on leadership development for young boys/men), previous leader
  • Coach of boys basketball and girls volleyball teams