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JC is a Commerical Broker within @properties' dedicated business division and a member of the M+I Realty Group. In this capacity, JC's efforts are largely focused on establishing strong, sustainable relationships within Chicago's government, non-profit and business community while offering his team's expertise in commercial real estate advisory, market analysis and retail leasing services. JC concentrates his practice primarily in tenant representation and general real estate development transactions. His professional focus is in public-private partnerships, private equity aquisition and dispositions, transaction structuring and management, finance procurment and investor relations.
Adroit in execution and communication management, JC harnesses an elevated approach towards addressing the needs of his clients and is recognized in managing real estate transactions with unparalleled and tactfully rich negotiation and marketing strategies in addition to thorough planning and strategic analysis to ensure every business engagement is managed with precision and prowess.
Outside of his professional work, JC is involved with several philanthropic and non-profit organizations throughout Chicago, and enjoys partaking in sporting events, live theatre, concerts of the musical arts, travel and international culture.
Prior to joining @properites, JC managed a career in the public service sector primarily concentrating on capital planning & policy, transportation infrastructure, intergovernmental relations and economic development issues as an advisor, aide and consultant within Cook County Government, Illinois' Department of Transportation and the U.S. House of Representatives. Antecedent to his work in government administration, JC served two years managing labor affairs and transportation operations at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation and received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force after fulfilling 8 collective years in the U.S. Department of Defense as a combat readiness airman and C-130 aviator.
United States Air Force, Illinois Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserves
Participated War/Conflicts: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2008-2009
Professional Association & Memberships
Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Association of REALTORS®
Illinois State Bar Association
Civic & Charitable Affiliations
American Corporate Partners
The White House Opportunity & Revitalization Council
Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)
The Jack Kemp Foundation
The Union League Club of Chicago
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Project H.O.O.D. Organization
Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Foundation
Accreditation & Admissions
Real Estate Broker License, State of Illinois (2018)
Secret Security Clearance, United States Department of State (2007)
The John Marshal Law School – Juris Master M.J., candidate, Real Estate & Tax Law
North Park University – Artium Baccalaureus A.B., Management & Organizational Leadership
Insights & Presentations
Panelist, "Opportunity Zones at Work," Southside Builders Association – Chicago, IL, November 2019
Panelist, "Law Firm Business Growth and Maximizing Leadership Skills," Friendly Lawyers Association – Chicago, IL, February 2018
Speaker and Session Presenter, "How to Strenghthen Disadvantaged Businesses," Construction Industry Conference by Home Depot – Chicago, IL, August 2013