NAI Hiffman has promoted three of its brokers, Chris Gary, Jason Wurtz, and Matt Novak, recognizing them for their production levels, contributions to the company and superior client service. Chris Gary was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President; Jason Wurtz from Vice President to Senior Vice President; and Matt Novak from Associate to Senior Associate. Gary joined the firm’s industrial services group in 2010. Wurtz joined NAI Hiffman’s office services group in 2006, and Novak in 2011.
“I’m continually amazed by the drive and dedication of our brokerage team and Chris, Jason and Matt are no exception,” said John Picchiotti, Chief Operating Officer of NAI Hiffman. “We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and looking forward to their future working on behalf of our valued customers, partners, and future clients.”
Chris Gary has been in the industry for 12 years, specializing in representing property owners, tenants and buyers in the greater Chicagoland area to create real estate solutions. His primary areas of focus include properties in the Southern Chicago and Northwest Indiana suburban industrial markets. In his career, Chris has completed over 240 transactions, totaling more than 15,600,000 square feet and $290,000,000 in value. Some of the clients Chris has represented include: Ashley Capital, CenterPoint Properties, First Industrial, ML Realty, and Prologis, among many others.
Jason Wurtz has over 9 years of industry experience, focused on the representation of private companies, owners, institutions, investors and developers in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate. He primarily concentrates on Chicago’s North & Northwest Suburban Office Markets. Jason represents multiple private and institutional property owners such as Lillibridge Healthcare Services, SunLife Financial and CBRE Global Investors. Jason has also worked on behalf of numerous public and private companies such as Siemens Communication, DuPont and World Kitchen in the analysis and acquisitions of leasehold assets.
Matt Novak has worked in the commercial and corporate real estate industry for over 10 years. In addition to his brokerage experience, Matt has worked within corporate real estate as well as the investment and development sector. He is able to draw from his experience and knowledge of how corporations and landlords evaluate and analyze transactions to provide a balanced strategic approach to his clients, both landlords and tenants. Some of his clients include: GE Capital, Dividend Capital, CC Industries, Inc. – a Henry Crown Company and TA Realty.