Chad Urie

Chad Urie

Executive Managing Director

Current Responsibilities

Chad is an Executive Managing Director for JLL (Fortune #187) and a West Coast Leader of their Life Science Practice Group focused on providing real estate solutions for the life sciences community. Through a teamwork approach the team crafts creative, innovative solutions that provide clients a comprehensive and competitive advantage in solving real estate challenges. The teams focus includes Landlord Representation, Corporate Tenant Representation, Investment Services, Portfolio Review and in-depth Market Analysis utilizing cutting edge data analytics and tax strategies. Clients range from significant multi-national corporations to large public REIT’s who require expert counsel in managing their real estate portfolio.

Education and Affiliations

Chad attended and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene with a BA in Business Administration. He has been actively involved in the Baja Challenge in Tijuana, Mexico for six years, helping to build homes for the less fortunate and helping raise funds with which to do so (each home built requires $5k to cover the cost of materials). He dedicates not just financial resources but also time for a variety of other organizations as well. He has supported the Boy’s and Girl’s Club through financial donations and is involved with the schools of his four children. 


  • JLL National MVP Winner (2021 & 2022)
  • JLL National MVP Candidate (2020)
  • San Diego Business Journal - Broker of the Year Nomination (2022)
  • San Diego Business Journal -Office Deal of the Year Award (2022)
  • JLL National Life Science Practice Group Advisory Counsel (2017-Present)
  • “Top Gun” award (JLL National Top Production Category); 2011-2022
  • Biomed Realty - National Lease of the Year Award; 2017
  • Consistent annual award winner of Costar’s “Power Broker” award
  • Real Estate Southern California’s top 40 under 40 list of Southern California’s most successful real estate industry leaders (2008, 2011 & 2014)
  • Multiple "Deal-of-the-Year" Nominations (San Diego Business Journal) - Winner 2016 & 2022
  • San Diego Business Journal’s top 40 under 40 (2014) - All Business Industries
  • San Diego Business Journal “Heavy Hitter” of Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers (2013)
  • International Global Leadership Team setting strategic plan for Colliers International (Former Firm)
  • “Top Producer” award every year at Colliers International (Former Firm); 2001-2008
  • "Top 10 Producer” award (Regional) every year at JLL; 2009-2022 (majority years - #1)
  • “Top Achiever” award (JLL National Honorable Mention Production); 2009 & 2010
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Life Science Executive Committee
  • Arden/GE - National Lease of the Year Award; 2012
  • “Manager’s Choice” award in recognition of outstanding work ethic & moral character

Notable leasing transactions include:

  • Amylin sublease disposition (multiple) - 650,000 sf
  • Phase 3 leases w/multiple (Celgene, Novartis) – 322,000 sf
  • Illumina lease with Biomed Realty - 316,000 sf
  • Sony Gaming lease with Beacon – 213,000 sf
  • Neurocrine lease with Kilroy – 211,000 sf
  • Fortune 500 Co. with BMR – 204,000 sf
  • Fate Therapeutics with Dart - 200,000 sf
  • Qwest Communications lease with
  • RREEF – 185,000 sf
  • Amylin lease with Whitaker Investments – 185,000 sf
  • Nuvasive lease with Veralliance – 156,000 sf
  • Qualcomm lease with Collins Dev - 150,000 sf
  •  Raytheon lease with IDS – 150,000 sf
  • Steren Electronics lease with Kilroy – 135,000 sf
  • Human Longevity lease with Biomed Realty-125,000 sf
  • Verizon lease with McCarthy Cook – 110,000 sf
  • Multi-Tech lease with multiple (Kalypsys, Nereus) – 106,000 sf
  • LPL Financial lease with Arden Realty – 101,000 sf
  • Tri-Link lease with BioScience Prop. – 100,000 sf

Notable sale transactions include:

  • San Diego Tech Center (Calpers to Maguire) - 650,000 sf (building), 800,000 sf (land)
  • Genesis (Phase 3 to Alexandria Real Estate) – 322,000 sf
  • Seaview (Lennar to Shidler Group) - 320,000 sf
  • Biotech Conversions (Qualcomm/6325/John Hancock to Bollert) – 315,000 sf
  • Coast 9/Halozyme (Collins to Biomed Realty) – 235,000 sf
  • APEX (Arden/GE to Biomed Realty) – 235,000 sf
  • Enclave Sorrento (LaSalle to McCarthy Cook) – 211,000 SF
  • ALLURE (WP Carey to BMR) – 160,000 sf