Rob Schmidt

Rob Schmidt

Managing Director

Current responsibilities
Rob Schmidt is a Managing Director with JLL and is a Market Leader for the firm's Chicago Tenant Representation practice.  Rob is consistently one of the top producing brokers in the firm, finalizing lease transactions valued in excess of $5.0 billion. 

Rob has been practicing commercial real estate for more than 30 years, focusing exclusively in tenant representation for major corporations. Rob has skillfully used his background as an attorney to assist clients in formulating and structuring strategic real estate solutions that best suit their business objectives. 


  • Northern Trust
  • Merrill Lynch
  • UBS
  • William Blair & Co.
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Constellation Brands
  • Fannie Mae
  • Seaton Corp.
  • Man Financial
  • AbelsonTaylor
  • 1871 Chicago
  • Steptoe & Johnson
  • Bank of China
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Options Clearing Corporation 

Education and affiliations
Rob holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from The John Marshall Law School Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Baylor University.