JLL bolsters suburban team with hire of industry veteran

  • Chris Cummins

    Chris Cummins

Updated 5/5/2022 1:00 PM

CHICAGO, May 5, 2022 -- JLL recently announced the hire of Chris Cummins as managing director of Chicago's suburban office market team. Cummins joins the JLL team with over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, specializing in Chicago landlord representation.

Prior to joining JLL, Cummins excelled in brokerage positions with several globally recognized commercial real estate firms. In that time, he was involved in over 11 million square feet of leases throughout the Chicago suburbs.


As Managing Director, Cummins will work closely with JLL's suburban agency leasing team to establish and implement successful real estate strategies with landlords and investors, as well as identify occupier trends and opportunities. His focus will be on the North Suburban office market, where his decades of market knowledge will make him an invaluable resource to clients.

"We are committed to thoughtfully and strategically building our suburban team, and our addition of Chris exemplifies that commitment," said Dan Ryan, Central Region Market Director, JLL. "Chris is an experienced and respected brokerage leader with a deep knowledge of our suburban office markets and will serve as an invaluable asset to our business and clients."

Cummins' dedication to his clients has earned him top recognition within the industry, including the NAIOP Suburban Transaction of the Year Award in 2007, 2015, 2018 and 2019.

"I am excited to build the suburban agency group with Jeff Shay and work alongside Dan McCarthy and his team. The current environment provides a unique opportunity to develop new and creative strategies to exceed our clients' objectives," said Chris Cummins.

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In addition to his work at JLL, Cummins is a member of NAIOP and a member of Lake County Partners. Chris is a graduate of Regis University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Business.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $19.4 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 98,000 as of December 31, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

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