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Arthur Itkis joined JLL as Vice President / Associate Director at the Detroit office in the Retail Group, a select team of JLL professionals that serve as the industry's leader in retail real estate services. In this role, Mr. Itkis focuses on agency acquisitions and dispositions, build-to-suit properties, investment sales of multi-tenant and mixed use properties, and leasing.


With an extensive industry background, Mr. Itkis brings more than 16 years of experience and more than 500 successfully negotiated transactions in leasing and sales of retail properties.

Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Itkis spent 9 years with CBRE and 5 years with Friedman Real Estate representing Landlords in helping them to create strategies to better position their retail properties to increase occupancy, as well as working closely with national, regional, and local tenants to develop location strategies in selecting the right sites. Mr. Itkis worked for a MI based Development and Management Company, where he was responsible for the leasing of more than 65 retail shopping centers, totaling 1.3 million square feet in the Southeast MI market.

Education and Affiliations

  • Wayne State University - BA in Philosophy
  • Wayne State University  - BS in Psychology
  • Wayne State University - Minor Business Administration​