CHICAGO—Responding to what company officials call strong investor demand from both debt and equity sides of a liquid market, JLL’s Capital Markets has just hired industry veteran Chuck Johanns for the firm’s Midwest platform as executive vice president. Johanns will work out of the Chicago office under the direction of managing director Dave Hendrickson and focus on raising debt and equity for acquisitions and development.
“Investors from all over the world are increasingly turning their sights to Chicago and other Midwest markets,” says Hendrickson. “Chuck’s breadth of experience and industry knowledge, especially across various markets and with all major property types, will be immediately impactful to our team.”
Johanns has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, capital markets and development. During the course of his career, he has been directly involved in securing $2 billion in debt and equity for acquisitions and developments across multifamily, retail, office and industrial properties. Prior to joining JLL, he served as managing director and head of real estate for Houlihan Capital. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in finance from the University of Illinois.
In 2013, JLL Capital Markets completed $99 billion in investment sales and debt and equity transactions globally.