Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Jeff brings nearly 12 years of brokerage experience to Transwestern’s CBD agency leasing group, where he specializes in asset positioning, marketing and lease negotiations.  Jeff is focused on maximizing value for his clients by maintaining an acute understanding of the office market and how each client can benefit. His background in both landlord and tenant leasing allows him to fully understand, evaluate, and execute both sides of the transaction within the competitive marketplace leading towards higher leasing velocity, less downtime, and higher occupancy.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Prior to joining Transwestern, Jeff started his career at CBRE as a landlord broker and spent three years at Equis Corporation (now Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.) exclusively advising commercial tenants in Chicago and across the country. Jeff uses his unique experience to deliver exceptional results for clients in less time with less risk.
 
During his career, Jeff has been involved with leasing assignments totaling over 5.0 million square feet of office space and has completed over 3.5M square feet of transactions valued at $650 Million. During his career Jeff has represented owners including, Bentall Kennedy, Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT), Sun Life Financial, Shorenstein, FD Stonewater, Fortress Investments, LNR/Starwood, Spectrum Properties, Acentis Real Estate Partners, Condor Partners, STRS Ohio, Metropolis Investment Holdings, s.boehme & co KGaA, The John Buck Company, and Sumitomo Corporation.
 
Prior to entering commercial real estate and while finishing his undergraduate degree at night Jeff worked six years at a regional economic development firm where he served as Vice President. Working with public and private sector partners, he was involved in various consulting activities including site location analysis, government incentives, and business recruitment, marketing/PR, and retention.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA), Member
  • CoreNet Global, Chicago Chapter
  • International Economic Development Council, Certified Economic Developer Program, CEcD

EDUCATION

Jeff earned a bachelor of science in economics from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is a recipient of the John Godbold Award, #1 student in major, 4.0 GPA. Jeff is a licensed broker in Illinois and Virginia.