Steve Schwegman, SIOR

Steve Schwegman, SIOR

Market Lead, Executive Managing Director

Current Responsibilities

Mr. Schwegman leads the Indianapolis market for JLL and is the chairman of JLL Americas Industrial Council. He has extensive experience in the areas of site selection, corporate client transactions, agency leasing, build-to-suit developments, surplus property dispositions and investment sales. Mr. Schwegman has maintained very active status in both supply chain and real estate industry associations.

  • Seven-time JLL “Top Gun”
  • Recipient of multiple top industry transaction awards from First Industrial Realty Trust, Duke Realty Corp., and ProLogis, 2002-current
  • Two-time industrial panelist for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Real Estate Roundtable
  • CoStar Power Broker, 2003-2022
  • Urban Land Institute panelist, 2009, 2017
  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year, 2017, 2018
  • NAIOP Industrial Transaction of the Year 2021


Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Schwegman was a Principal of Meridian Real Estate. In addition, he has also been a senior associate with Trammell Crow Company. A real estate professional since 1998, he has closed multiple billions in transaction value and has served, among others, Prologis, Geodis, Scannell Properties, Yusen Logistics, Clarion Partners, Nuveen, Hartz and Granite REIT.

Education and Affiliations

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • BS – Finance / Real Estate, Kelley School of Business
  • Warehouse Education and Research Council, Member (WERC)
  • Indianapolis WERCouncil, founder and past president
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, designee (SIOR)
  • National Association of Realtors, member (NAR)
  • Indiana Association of Realtors, member (IAR)
  • Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Board of Directors, Executive, 
  • Development and Real Estate Committees
  • JLL Industrial Council Chair 
  • JLL Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions (SCLS)

Transaction highlights

  • Recently assisted LSC Communications in 4 leases totaling over 2.1 million SF
  • Maintains market leading share of modern “big box” agency projects in Indianapolis
  • Represented DHL in the purchase of 1 million SF in Whiteland, Indiana
  • Represent Clarion Partners in the purchase, development and lease-up of 2.2 million SF in Plainfield and 800,000 SF in Greenfield, Indiana
  • Assisted Geodis in multiple lease transactions of over 6 million SF in Plainfield and Monrovia, Indiana.
  • Represent Prologis and Browning Investments in the lease of nearly 3 million SF of speculative and build-to-suit projects