News release

JLL welcomes Keely Polczynski to its Capital Markets team

Bringing over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Polczynski will join JLL’s Chicago office as a Managing Director

June 28, 2023

Jenna Sharp

Capital Markets PR
+1 214 438 6450

CHICAGO, June 26, 2023 –  JLL Capital Markets announced today that Keely Polczynski has joined the firm’s investment sales team as a Managing Director in the Chicago office. She will report to Senior Managing Directors Danny Kaufman and Jaime Fink, who co-lead JLL’s Chicago Capital Markets office.

“We are thrilled to have Keely become part of the JLL Capital Market’s family.  Keely is an impact player and leader within the industry who brings a wealth of experience and real estate acumen. More importantly, Keely is a fundamentally good person, who is an immediate fit with the firm’s team-oriented culture,” said Kaufman.

Polczynski will lead the firm’s Midwest Retail Investment Sales Platform in Chicago with Senior Director Michael Nieder. She will also continue her focus on transactions involving urban and high street assets in Chicago and throughout the U.S., bringing a unique skill set and in-depth knowledge of prime retail thoroughfares across the country.

Prior to accepting this role, Polczynski spent the past 20 years with CBRE in Chicago, most recently serving as Senior Vice President with the Capital Markets Institutional Properties team. Throughout her career, Polczynski worked to provide effective solutions in a multitude of transactions for her clients, which include private equity funds, life insurance companies, pension funds and public and private REITS. She proved to be a top producer in the industry with her executed sales exceeding $5 billion, in addition to being ranked within the top 10% of CBRE brokers nationally. Polczynski earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Murray State University and her MBA in finance from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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