Brad Despot

Brad Despot

Managing Director, Brokerage

​​Brad Despot is a Managing Director and Co-leader for JLL’s Agency Leasing team in Chicago with more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.



During his 25 years in Chicago real estate, Brad has worked as an interior architect, spent a short time in tenant representation and the last 19 years in Landlord representation. Among his many high-profile agency assignments are 71 South Wacker, 1 North Wacker, 600 West Chicago, 300 South Riverside Plaza, 350 North Orleans, Sullivan Center, 540 West Madison, 500 West Monroe, 550 West Adams and 150 North Michigan.



Brad has won and/or been nominated for numerous industry awards including Property Representative of the Year at the Greater Chicago Food Depository annual real estate awards in 2003. He was again nominated for the award in 2006. Three of his major transactions have been named finalist for the downtown transaction of the year award from NAIOP for Banker’s Life and Casualty at 600 West, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. at 600 West and GE Capital at 500 West Monroe.