Chris Schaaf

Chris Schaaf

Managing Director | National Director

Current responsibilities
Chris is a National Director and serves as the Managing Director of the Tenant Representation Group in the Carolinas.

He works closely with a team of consultants to create efficient strategies for clients and corporate occupants on complex real estate evaluations throughout the United States.

Chris specializes in assisting these corporate users with lease restructures, expansions, contractions, relocations, site searches and dispositions on local, regional and national levels.

His daily focus on tenant representation allows him to provide objective evaluations of various buildings/sites, without having an interest in promoting one over another. 

Chris was Vice President of the Tenant Representation Group at Keystone Partners for five years, prior to the JLL acquisition in 2011. 

His real estate career started at Trammell Crow Company as an associate broker, where he worked with their industrial brokerage team on exclusively representing companies with site searches and lease negotiations. 

Key transactions

  • Automatic Data Processing
  • AXA Equitable
  • Curtiss-Wright Controls
  • DiscoverReady
  • Dystar
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Fidelity Informational Services
  • Garretson Firm
  • GM Financial
  • Hawkeye
  • Hudson Highland Group
  • Infinisource
  • LabCorp
  • Li & Fung
  • Liberty Mutual
  • MillerCoors
  • Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems
  • MRN Radio
  • North Highland Company
  • Red Ventures
  • Shutterfly
  • Technekes
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Tower Legal

Chris is a graduate of the Hampden Sydney College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Economics.

He was a four year member of the nationally-ranked Varsity Lacrosse team, was a team captain and selected for the North-South Senior All-Star game. He also received All-Conference and All-American accolades.


  • Member of Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CRCBR)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in North and South Carolina
  • CRCBR Leadership Class (2008)
  • Board Member of CRCBR Membership Committee
  • Protégé for the JLL National Mentor/Protégé Program.
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR)

Chris is married to his wife, Amy, and has two sons, Landon and Brody and one daughter, Vivian.  He is a member of The Corners Society and Myers Park United Methodist Church and has served as the Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Charlotte Country Day School.  He enjoys spending his free time with family, following football, exercising and playing golf.