Daniel McCarthy

Daniel McCarthy

Senior Managing Director | Brokerage

Current Responsibilities

Dan McCarthy is a Senior Managing Director specializing in brokerage out of JLL’s Chicago office. He represents local companies as well as some of JLL’s complex national/global alliance clients and is responsible for handling real estate transactions.


Dan’s experience spans 20+ years and includes large, complex lease transactions, build to suits, consolidations, lease versus own analyses, master planning, portfolio strategic planning, and managing strategic alliances. During his career, Dan has completed over 25 million square feet of transactions. Prior to JLL, Dan began his career in financial advisory services at Ernst & Young LLP.

Dan has received a great deal recognition during his career: 

  • Winner – 2013 Crain’s Chicago Broker of the Year; Finalist – 2019, 2015, 2014, 2006
  • Winner – 2023, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2014 and 2009 NAIOP Suburban Transaction of the year; 2008 NAIOP National Developing Leader Award; 2006 NAIOP Suburban Build to Suit of the Year
  • Finalist – 2019, 2016 and 2006 NAIOP Suburban Transaction of the Year; 2010 and 2007 NAIOP Downtown Office Transaction of the Year 
  • Finalist – 2015 and 2008 Crain’s Chicago Deal of the Year
  • JLL top producer award 2006 – 2023

Representative Transactions

  • Fortune Brands (14m s.f.)
  • MasterBrand Cabinets (10m s.f.)
  • Zebra Technologies (4m s.f.)
  • Instant Brands (3m s.f.)
  • Moen (700,000 s.f.)
  • HSBC (560,000 s.f.)
  • HSBC (305,000 s.f.)
  • Hospira (302,500 s.f.)
  • Skadden (220,000 s.f.)
  • Ernst & Young (190,000 s.f.)
  • CF Industries (170,000 s.f.)
  • CF Industries (80,000 s.f.) 
  • IRI Wworldwide (148,000 s.f.)
  • DeVry (144,000 s.f.)
  • Hospira (140,000 s.f.)
  • HSBC (125,000 s.f.)
  • The Hartford (120,000 s.f.)
  • Prudential (112,000 s.f.)
  • Catalyst Rx (106,000 s.f.)
  • Stepan (100,000 s.f.)
  • Barilla (75,000 s.f.)

Education and Affiliations

Dan holds an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (2001) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame (1996). He is Past President and sits on the Emeritus Board for the Chicago chapter of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) and is a licensed Illinois real estate broker. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dan lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.