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Jason Sparks

Business Development Director

Jason Sparks Business Development Director
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654

Professional Experience

Jason has 22 years of experience in engineering, construction, and real estate development and is a licensed professional engineer. Jason spent six years at Thornton Tomasetti as a structural engineer working on projects such as Soldier Field, Trump Tower Peer Review, Chicago Transit Authority, and O’HareInternational Airport.  His time at First Industrial Realty Trust in the real estate development group allowed him to build significant relationships with the Chicagoland industrial brokerage community and at the same time gain valuable experience in ground up development.  In his most recent role with Beneficial Reuse Management he spearheaded strategic expansion and growth plans and developed beneficial relationships with prospective client representatives including many Fortune 500 companies. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and DePaul University, where he earned a master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • State of Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer


  • DePaul University, MBA Real Estate Finance and Investing
  • Michigan State University, BS Civil Engineering
  • Leuven University, Belgium -Restoration of Historic Sites and Monuments

Significant Assignments

  • Columbia College Dwight Building –Structural DesignProject Manager
  • Soldier Field –Structural Design Team Member
  • Soldier Field -Restoration of Existing Colonnades
  • Trump Tower -Structural Design Peer Review
  • Miller Park Stadium –Replacement of retractable roof pivots
  • Chicago Transit Authority –Brown Line Rehabilitation and Expansion
  • Mitsubishi Industrial –Structural Design Project Manager
  • Graff Diamonds –Structural Design Project Manager

Clients Represented

  • We Energise
  • Essity Tissue Paper
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Lafarge-Holcim
  • Alliant Energy
  • Waste Management
  • American Electric Power
  • Duke Energy
  • City of Elgin, IL
  • City of Cincinnati, OH
  • Carmeuse Lime
  • Republic Services
Jason Sparks Business Development Director
Chicago 321 North Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654