Nik Bex, MAI

Nik Bex, MAI

Executive Vice President, Midwest Multi-Housing Team Lead

Current responsibilities:

Nik Bex, MAI, is a member of the National Multi-Housing group for JLL Valuation & Advisory Services and leads the Midwest Multi-Housing Team. Based in Chicago, he is focused on driving growth and building the multi-housing platform in Chicago and the greater Midwest region. In this role, he specializes in the valuation and review of multi-housing and mixed-use assets, including a wide array of existing and proposed conventional apartment types, affordable/restricted housing, student housing, and alternative asset types. Mr. Bex manages a team of appraisers throughout the region and provides excellence in client service from engagement to delivery of high-quality valuation products and consulting services. An additional focus for Mr. Bex is growing the National Multi-Housing group's Student Housing practice.


Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Bex spent four years with CBRE in Chicago specializing in multi-housing valuation throughout the Midwest and has been active in the appraisal profession for over 10 years. Previous appraisal experience includes a prior stint at JLL performing industrial, office, and retail valuations across a national platform, as well as experience at two Chicagoland firms performing a diverse mix of valuation services across all property types. His background includes valuation services for industrial, multi-housing, office, retail, and alternative asset types for ad valorem, financing, litigation support, eminent domain, periodic asset valuation, divorce/estate planning, feasibility, and other purposes. Clients served include corporations, conventional and CMBS lenders, bridge and GSE lenders, government entities, insurance companies, private owners/operators and developers, pension funds, and REITs. Mr. Bex has been a designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) since 2019 and remains involved with the Chicago Chapter.


  • Bradley University, B.A., Majors: International Studies, Political Science, French
  • Completed an array of qualifying and continuing education with the Appraisal Institute


  • Appraisal Institute – Chicago Chapter

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following States:

  • Illinois 
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota