JLL Valuation Advisory adds industrial expert in Chicago

Jim O’Leary

JLL’s Valuation Advisory group has hired Jim O’Leary, MAI, as an executive vice president in its Chicago office. O’Leary will serve as the industrial lead for the region and focus on driving growth and building out the platform throughout Chicago and the greater Midwest. 

O’Leary is an experienced appraiser with more than 20 years in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to JLL, he grew from a senior appraiser to first vice president for another global commercial real estate services firm where he was involved in a variety of asset classes including industrial, multi-housing and student housing. O’Leary has been involved in the valuation of a range of assets from Class A institutional assets to smaller owner/user assets and was consistently a top producer with his prior firm. He also focused on business development and was the point of contact for larger regional lenders as well as institutional developers.  O’Leary worked for a range of client types, including mortgage loan underwriting, loan workouts, property and portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, asset securitization and financial reporting purposes. 

JLL Valuation Advisory is the essential guide to the changing face of real estate values and risk. The group brings together unrivaled human intelligence and experience, with continuous, data-driven insights to uncover a panoramic view of Value and Risk across sectors and geographies.