Chris Schastok is a Senior Vice President in the Advisory & Transaction Services Practice and a member of CBRE's Location Incentives Group. 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. With over 13 years of experience aligning location decisions with business strategy, Mr. Schastok has negotiated more than $1.2 billion in incentives and has vast experience representing clients on corporate headquarters, back-office strategy, food production/processing, manufacturing and distribution center projects.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Schastok was a part 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 his role at 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 and has contributed to several business publications, including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Foreign Direct Investment study and Area Development Magazine. As a frequent guest speaker on site selection trends, he has addressed many professional economic development organizations including Boise Valley Economic Development, Jonesboro Unlimited, Columbus2020, New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Dallas Regional Chamber, Missouri Partnership, North Alabama Industrial Development Association, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Kentucky Economic Development, and various other industry related events.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
- Six Sigma Green Belt
- Reserve.com Advisor
- Consultant Connect Advisor
- Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut