Walter Wahlfeldt

Walter Wahlfeldt

Managing Director, Retail Corporate Services & Midwest Retail Lead

Current responsibilities

Walter currently serves in two roles; he is the leader of JLL’s Retail Corporate Services platform and Midwest Retail brokerage Lead.

Retail Corporate Services (RCS)

In his Retail Corporate Services role, Walter oversees the ‘RCS’ team’s unique service offerings:

  • Predictive Analytics (strategic consulting based on analytics, GIS and statistical modeling)
  • Transaction Management (flexible, outsourced staffing & process solutions for retailers)
  • Restructuring Services (lease and debt restructuring, and lease renewal management)

Midwest retail brokerage

Walter oversees our JLL retail brokerage teams, providing Tenant Representation and Agency Leasing services, in Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Des Moines.


Walter has over 30 years of real estate experience. Prior to his position at JLL, Walter was a Senior Director of Real Estate for The Standard Group where he provided outsourced transaction management and consulting services to retailers nationally including T-Mobile, Baja Fresh, Bright Now Dental and Hollywood Video. He also worked as the Vice President/Senior Leasing Representative at Friedman Properties and a Vice President of Leasing for The Walken Company.

Education and affiliations

Walter received a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Illinois. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and CoreNet.

Select client engagements

  • Nike
  • T-Mobile
  • Walgreens
  • Black Rifle Coffee Company
  • Starbucks
  • Chipotle
  • Darden
  • Party City
  • Under Armour
  • United Health Care
  • Party City
  • Tractor Supply
  • Advance Auto Parts