JPMorgan Chase appoints real estate banking Central Region Market Manager

JPMorgan Chase announced Julie Thick as Real Estate Banking (REB) Central Region Market Manager. The REB business delivers customized debt solutions and treasury services products to real estate developers, investors, operating companies and investment funds across the U.S. Thick will report to Michelle Herrick, Head of REB for JPMorgan Chase.

“The Central region is an important market for our business,” said Herrick. “As a respected leader in the Chicago and broader institutional real estate community who is known as a trusted advisor to clients, I’m thrilled to see Julie assume this role.” 

Previously, Thick served as Director of National Subscription Lending, a platform that she rebuilt and led in generating record results. She will continue to oversee the subscription lending group, but will begin a search to backfill her previous position.  Within her REB Central Region role, Thick will assume responsibility for a dedicated team that helps clients with strategies and tools to maximize investment opportunities, manage operating costs, mitigate risk and manage assets for greater efficiency. 

“I’m excited to expand my role and lead an exceptional team with an unrelenting commitment to helping our clients achieve their goals,” said Thick. “We are well equipped to help our clients best anticipate and respond to evolving business and tenant needs.” 

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in 2010, Thick held various leadership roles in real estate financing with RBS Citizens Bank and LaSalle Bank. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thick is active in the CRE community, serving as a national board member for the Real Estate Lenders Association, a Chicago board member for NAIOP, and acting as the 2022 gala co-chair for the Goldie Initiative, an organization focused on advancing the next generation of female leaders in the real estate industry. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at the Gies School of Business at her alma mater, the University of Illinois.