Eric B. Kunkel

Eric B. Kunkel

Executive Vice President

​​​Current responsibilities
Eric Kunkel is a thirty-five year veteran in commercial real estate with primary responsibilities that include the exclusive representation of corporations in the strategic planning, acquisition, and disposition of corporate facilities and real estate assets.

Eric has personally completed office, sublease and disposition transactions representing over $750,000,000 in lease value in recent years. He has completed strategic real estate planning assignments along with transaction implementation for clients such as Combined Insurance Company of America, ACE/Chubb Insurance, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, LafargeHolcim, Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Woodward Inc and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Eric has steadfastly represented the best interests of his corporate clients throughout his career.  He has led 4 separate build to suit projects for his clients in the Chicago area totaling over 750,000 square feet from 2013 to 2016.  Eric's work has also included in depth analysis and negotiations regarding site selection, entitlements, assembly of a development team and overall project leadership

​During his real estate career he has won and been nominated for numerous industry and company awards including:

  • JLL/Staubach Company Top Producer for 12 years
  • Winner Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, Build to Suit of the Year 2015
  • JLL/Staubach Company Top Gun 2003
  • Winner 2003 NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year, and a finalist in 1998 and 2005
  • 2003 Midwest Broker All Star
  • Finalist for 1996 Crain's Chicago Business Broker of the Year 


Education and affiliations
Eric graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from Bowling Green State University. He recently completed a three-year term as President of the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) and serves on the organization's Board of Directors. Eric's personal interests include golf, hunting and World War II history.