August 3, 2018
JLL strengthened its retail platform with the addition of industry expert Steve Schwartz, who joins the firm as a SVP from RKF. The 15-year CRE veteran will be based in the company’s corporate Chicago headquarters, where he will partner closely with the firm’s Midwest retail team.
JLL’s Dan Ryan says, “We’re very excited to have Steve join the JLL team, especially given the growing strength of our Chicago retail platform. Adding Steve and his extensive retail experience to our team will provide tremendous value to our clients throughout the region.”
Schwartz was responsible for both landlord and tenant representation at RKF. During his career, he has completed sale and lease transactions valued at more than $200 million, worked on several high-profile leases for Chicago flagship locations, such as Steak 48 and Liberty Travel, and helped bring several national retailers to Chicago, including Current Elliott.
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