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Current Responsibilities
Bill Rogers is an International Director and a Senior Managing Director of JLL’s Tenant Representation Group in Chicago. He also leads the firm’s Law Firm Practice Group in the Central Region.
 
A 20-year veteran in the downtown Chicago market, Bill and his JLL team represent tenants in developing and executing real estate strategies that help their clients reduce occupancy costs and improve operational efficiencies. Bill has been recognized by his peers as the Top Tenant Representation Broker in Chicago an unprecedented five times: 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

Prior to joining the real estate profession, Bill practiced law for four years at the Chicago firm of Clausen Miller. He also earned his M.B.A. from Kellogg in 2003, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1988.
 
Bill’s clients include several of Chicago’s largest law firms, consulting firms and financial institutions.

Recent Significant assignments
  • ConAgra Foods 170,000 sf
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP 256,000 sf
  • Katten 240,000 sf
  • City of Chicago 230,000 sf
  • Ernst & Young 221,000 sf
  • Wells Fargo(2) 305,000 sf
  • Chicago Park District 110,000 sf
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 275,000 sf
  • DLA Piper 175,000 sf
  • McKinsey & Company (5) 200,000 sf
  • Commercial Club of Chicago 20,000 sf
  • Almost Home Kids 9,300 sf
  • BMO Harris Bank (3) 278,000 sf
  • Sedgwick 20,000 sf
  • Troutman Sanders 30,000 sf
  • Clausen Miller 44,000 sf
  • Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff 17,400 sf
  • Leydig Voit & Mayer 70,000 sf
  • Fisher Kanaris 20,000 sf
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works 25,000 sf
Achievements
  • Crain’s Chicago Business “Office Broker of the Year” – Winner, 2000, 2005, 2007-08, 2012
  • NAIOP – Chicago Office Transaction of the Year – Finalist, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009; Winner 2008
  • JLL Top Gun – Top Producing Professional (National) – 2007- 2016

Charitable and Civic Organizations

  • City of Hope – Chicago Board 2004-2016; Spirit of Life Award Dinner Co-Chair 2010
  • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund – Board member 2011-2016
  • Almost Home Kids – pro bono services for new facility in Lincoln Park
  • Commercial Club of Chicago – pro bono services for Chicago real estate project 2010-2011
  • American Heart Association
  • COLBA – Board member since 2005 (Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association), President 2014-2016

Education

  • M.B.A. – Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern, 2003
  • Juris Doctor – Chicago Kent College of Law, 1992
  • B.A. – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1988