Steven Chon

Steven Chon

Managing Director

As managing director, Steven Chon has delivered fully integrated real estate solutions for corporate clients and investors in Silicon Valley, the Asia Pacific and throughout the globe.

His international exposure facilitates an ability to consult a variety of clients ranging from multinational conglomerates to startups looking to establish corporate headquarters, research & development centers, manufacturing/fab sites, and distribution/logistics centers. His scope of services includes transaction management, integrated portfolio services, lease/sales negotiations, property acquisition/disposition, and strategic planning.


Steven started his real estate career in the Silicon Valley 16 years ago. Prior to joining JLL in 2014, he served as Vice President at Cassidy Turley/CPS and Grubb Ellis. Before entering the real estate industry, he worked for a global consultancy executing international projects within the automotive industry in East Asia and North America.

Representative Clients

  • Samsung Semiconductor Inc. 
  • Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center
  • Samsung Semiconductor Austin Inc.
  • Hyundai Motors - Cradle
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • SK Hynix
  • Paris Baguette
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Corning International (TR Mfg.)
  • Stellus Technologies
  • Netscout Systems Inc
  • Ark Diagnostics Inc.
  • SMTC Corporation
  • Tecan Systems Inc
  • SMIC America – (Semiconductor International Mfg. Corporation)
  • Yangtze Memory Technologies (Tsinghua Unigroup)
  • Macronix America
  • Chunghwa Telecom – (CHT Global)
  • Aroctek – (ZDE)
  • Pantronix Corporation
  • AQS / Velox
  • SNA Electronics
  • Zollner Electronics, Inc.

Education and Affiliations

Steven attended San Francisco State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He subsequently attended Yonsei University where he earned an MBA. Steven is a member of the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB). He is also a founding member and mentor for Asian Americans in Commercial Real Estate (AACRE), a Business Resource Group within JLL.

In his spare time, Steven can be found fishing for bass or saltwater species throughout Northern California and abroad. He is fluent in English and Korean.