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Jon Milonas

Senior Vice President

Jon Milonas Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience


Jon Milonas is a Senior Vice President in CBRE’s Advisory & Transactions Services group in the Chicago Region. One of the youngest CBRE professionals to hold this title in Chicago, Jon focuses his practice on developing comprehensive and strategic real estate plans, managing the site selection process, and structuring and negotiating office leases for local, national and international organizations.

During his 13-year career, Jon has completed more than 350 lease relocation, renewal, consolidation, sublease and buyout transactions on behalf of companies such as Morningstar, CIBC, Willis Towers Watson, PwC, Hewlett Packard, Société Générale and McGraw-Hill, with an emphasis on complex headquarters assignments and multi-market portfolio management.

In April of 2016, Jon released his first book, “Kicking Off Your Office Lease: 6 Proven Steps to Develop a Thorough Strategy and Avoid Costly Mistakes”, which has quickly become the go-to industry resource for understanding the intricacies of an office leasing project. His thought leadership as a writer and a speaker has added value for thousands of individuals, and he is a consistent speaker for organizations such as Association of Legal Administrators, International Facility Management Association, and the University of Illinois.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Guest Lecturer, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Association of Legal Administrators – Business Partner
  • Commercial Real Estate Fellowship – Board Member
  • Young Men’s Educational Network – Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Foundation – Young Professionals Board Member
  • National Immigrant Justice Center - Human Rights Awards Committee Member
  • Calvary Memorial Church – Member


  • B.A. Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Significant Experience (20K SF +)


 Client  City  Size  Scope
 Morningstar  Chicago, Global  1M SF +  Global Portfolio
 PwC  Chicago  294,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Willis Towers Watson  Chicago  130,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 CIBC  Chicago, National  108,000 SF  National Portfolio
 TTX  Chicago  104,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Morton Salt  Chicago  95,000 SF  Lease Disposition
 The McGraw Hill Companies  Chicago  75,000 SF  Lease Disposition
 Marshall Gerstein & Borun  Chicago  74,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Service Employees International Union  Chicago  68,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Strata Decision Technology  Chicago  66,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 E.ON Climate & Renewables  Chicago, National  60,000 SF  National Portfolio
 Affirm  Chicago  57,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Northwestern Mutual  Chicago  52,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Sociètè Gènèrale  Chicago  52,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Hall, Prangle & Schoonveld  Chicago, National  50,000 SF  National Portfolio
 Prudential  Chicago  50,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Confidential Client  Chicago  48,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Duff & Phelps  Chicago  47,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer  Chicago  44,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Metropolitan Club (ClubCorp)  Chicago  43,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Charles River Associates  Chicago  42,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 North American Company  Chicago  41,000 SF  Lease Acquisition
 Nitel  Chicago  34,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Steptoe & Johnson  Chicago  33,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Confidential Client  Chicago  30,000 SF    Lease Acquisition
 Clearcover  Chicago  30,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn  Chicago  28,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 CIT  Chicago  28,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Meridian Health Plan  Chicago  28,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd  Chicago  26,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 McGraw Hill Financial  Chicago  24,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 rEvolution Marketing  Chicago  23,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 National Immigrant Justice Center  Chicago   23,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Fox Swibel  Chicago  22,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 TMP Worldwide  Chicago  22,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 CoxReps  Chicago  22,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 ViacomCBS  Chicago  22,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 The Hartford  Chicago  22,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Fusion Risk Management  Chicago  21,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Everest Reinsurance  Chicago  20,000 SF   Lease Acquisition 
 Maven Wave Partners  Chicago  20,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Pareto Intelligence  Chicago  20,000 SF   Lease Acquisition
 Paris Presents  Chicago  20,000 SF   Lease Acquisition


Jon Milonas Senior Vice President
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400