Keith Stauber

Keith Stauber

Managing Director

Current responsibilities

Mr. Stauber is a Managing Director with Jones Lang LaSalle where he is focused on leading new business efforts and expanding strategic client relationships as a senior leader with JLL’s Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure (PAGI) team as well as a certified member of JLL’s Supply Chain and Logistics Consulting team. Mr. Stauber assists corporations and investors/owners with the development and implementation of their real estate strategies including the acquisition, disposition, development and capital market activities of facilities in the Midwest, the United States and internationally.


Mr. Stauber has more than 25 years of experience in acquisitions, leasing, investment sales and build-to-suit development having completed numerous physically and financially large and complex projects. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Stauber was Senior Regional Director of First Industrial Realty Trust’s Midwest region where he oversaw all aspects of a 10 million square foot portfolio and in addition, completed 2.8 million square feet of build-to-suits across the Midwest and Southeast. He joined First Industrial in 2006 from Colliers International where he was one of the top industrial brokers for many years.

His current and previous clients include Andersen Corporation, Caterpillar, DuPont, Kimberly-Clark, Kohler Company, Kontrolmatik/Pomega, Proctor & Gamble, SC Johnson, Snapple Beverage Co., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Whirlpool, Cabot Properties, Inc., Clarion, Elion Partners, DHL Supply Chain, First Industrial Realty Trust, Heitman, IDI, JP Morgan, LINK Industrial Properties, Meritex Enterprises, PGIM (Prudential), Prologis, Ridge Property Trust and Sitex Realty Group.


Mr. Stauber holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University. Mr. Stauber was an invited participant in U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker’s September 2016 Chicago Regional Port Roundtable. He has been a guest speaker and panelist on many real estate and transportation related events
including the Journal of Commerce’s annual Inland Distribution and Port conference and guest lecturer at Northwestern University’s Transportation Center and DePaul University’s Kellerstadt Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Stauber previously served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter of NAIOP and as Co-chair of its Developing Leaders and Scholarship committee. He was an active member of SIOR and previously served as President of the Chicago chapter as well as having held other officer positions. He is an active member and a former Board Member of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE). Mr. Stauber formerly served as a Board Member of Glencoe School District 35.


  • Anderson Corporation
  • Cabot Properties, Inc.
  • Caterpillar
  • Clarion
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • DuPont
  • Elion Partners
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Heitman
  • IDI
  • JP Morgan
  • Kimberly- Clark
  • Kohler Company
  • Kontrolmatik/Pomega
  • Meritex Enterprises
  • PGIM (Prudential)
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Prologis
  • Ridge Property Trust
  • SC Johnson
  • Sitex Realty Group
  • Snapple Beverage Company
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Whirlpool

Awards / Recognition

  • 2023 Finalist: NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year: Heitman| RJW, 1701 Normantown, Romeoville, 814,848 SF
  • 2018 Winner: Greater Chicago Food Depository: Industrial Broker of the Year
  • 2017 Winner: NAIOP Industrial Build-to Suit of the Year: Elion | Ridge | General Mills, Ridgeport Logistics Center, 1,500,000 SF
  • 2016 Winner: NAIOP Industrial Speculative Development of the Year: Ridge Development Company | Building Bravo, Ridgeport Logistics Center, 1,000,000 SF
  • 2016 Finalist: NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year: Ridge Development Company | Batory Foods, Ridgeport Logistics Center, 678,000 SF
  • 2016 Finalist: NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year: Ridge Development Company | Post Brands, Ridgeport Logistics Center, 799,000 SF