Frank Griffin

Frank Griffin

Managing Director

Frank joined JLL in 2009 as an Executive Vice President specializing in Industrial and brings over 25 years of real estate experience to the industrial group. He’s responsible for growing the company’s Industrial capabilities through his diverse experience and knowledge of the real estate market. Through his involvement in the Supply Chain & Logistic Committee, Frank’s clients have realized the superior advantage of global exposure with local expertise.  JLL’s unique platform has allowed Frank to design and implement strategies to help his clients save time, save money and mitigate risk. Over the last 5-years, as part of solidified team, Frank has closed over 164 transactions totaling over 21 million square feet in North America.

Frank was a Senior Vice President with Grubb & Ellis prior to joining JLL. His responsibilities included working with buyers and sellers of real estate, in an advisory role evaluating property for developers with acquisition and disposition, landlord and tenant representation, as well as vacant land both nationally and locally within the Chicago submarkets.

BA | Business Administration, Psychology | North Central College
Investment Broker | Series 7, 24 and 63

Achievements and Affiliations
CRE’s 2020 Top Broker of the Year Award
NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year Award, 2018
Broker of the Year Finalist, Greater Chicago Food Depository, 2016
CoStar Power Broker, 2014, 2016
Awarded the NAIOP and Commercial Forum Industrial and Investment “Transaction of the Year” awards, 2005 & 2006 respectively
Held positions on the Kane County Economic Advisory Board, Kane County’s Department of Transportation Impact Fee Task Force, the River Valley Workforce Investment Board representing Kane, Kendall and DeKalb County, the Illinois Association of Realtors’ (IAR) Federal Political Coordinators – liaison to the Illinois Speaker, IAR’s Growth Task Force and the Elgin Chamber’s Business Recruitment Committee 
Director for St. Charles Bank & Trust Company, a subsidiary of Wintrust Financial Corporation
Served on the Fox Valley and Elgin Area Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors as President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Chaired multiple committees, such as the Governmental Affairs committee and the Realtor Political Action Committee