Chris Schastok is a leader of CBRE's Location Strategy & Incentives practice. This advisory group assists clients globally with site selection and economic incentive negotiations, in conjunction with the overall strategy and execution of corporate real estate initiatives. Aligning location decisions with business strategy Mr. Schastok has over 10 years of experience and has negotiated more than $1B in incentives and has vast experience representing clients on corporate headquarters, centers of excellence, food processing, manufacturing and warehouse/distribution projects.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Schastok was a member of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Business and Economic Incentives Group, where he focused on site selection, economic incentive negotiations, and overall real estate strategy. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Schastok served as an Associate at SmithBucklin, where he acted as the liaison between professionals from a large Mergers & Acquisitions association and lead decision makers from national Private Equity Groups to enhance M&A capabilities.
Mr. Schastok is a dual citizen, also holding a German passport, and is an Advisor to Reserve.com
Mr. Schastok has contributed to several business publications, including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs FDI study and Area Development Magazine. As a guest speaker, he has addressed many professional organizations including the Kentucky United, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Dallas Regional Chamber, Missouri Partnership, North Alabama Industrial Development Conference, IEDC, and Area Development’s Consultants Forums.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Member of the State of Michigan’s Location Advisory Board
- Six Sigma Green Belt
- Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
- Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut