Jeff Shay

Jeff Shay

Executive Vice President

Current responsibilities
Mr. Shay is an Executive Vice President on Jones Lang LaSalle’s suburban leasing team. His primary focus is agency leasing in the East-West Corridor. Current clients include: Blackstone/Equity Office, Northwestern Mutual Life, Alliance Commercial Partners,  and Spaulding & Slye.

Years of experience

Jeff is experienced in commercial real estate, including 11 years focused exclusively on commercial office leasing in suburban Chicago.

Prior to joining us, Jeff spent eight years with Equity Office Properties Trust in Oak Brook, Illinois. In his most recent position as Managing Director of Leasing, he was responsible for leasing and marketing EOP’s 17-building, 4 million s.f. suburban Chicago portfolio throughout the East/West, O’Hare and Central North submarkets. During that time he managed a five-person leasing team that completed 450,000 s.f. of leases while raising occupancy by 4% during 2006.

Prior to that, Jeff was a Leasing Director responsible for EOP’s 11-building, 2.9 million s.f. suburban Chicago portfolio throughout the East/West submarket. He led a four-person leasing team that averaged 400,000 s.f. of executed leases annually over five years. His career with EOP began as a Leasing Representative, during which he was responsible 2.2 million s.f. in EOP’s seven-building portfolio throughout the East/West submarket.

Prior to joining EOP, Jeff spent six years with the John Buck Company and five years with the Miles Management Corporation, both of which are Chicago-based commercial real estate firms.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame.


  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Oakbrook Chamber of Commerce 
  • Chamber’s Economic Development Committee 
  • Revitalization Committee for the Village of Oak Brook
  • Active member of NAIOP