Jonathan Metzl

Executive Managing Director • United States

Jonathan Metzl Chicago Managing Director
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225 West Wacker
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States

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Jonathan Metzl

Executive Managing Director • United States


Jonathan currently leads Cushman & Wakefield’s Chicago Office Tenant Representation Group.  The Chicago office holds a market-leading position for assisting clients with large, complex transactions including new leases, renewals, restructurings, and subleases.  In this role, Jonathan is responsible for the overall strategic direction, business development, training, recruiting and growth of the Office Tenant Representation service line.  The team currently consists of more than 50 brokers, with C & W ranking among Chicago’s largest brokerage firms. 

Jonathan has negotiated more than 8 million square feet of office, lab and industrial leases for clients across a wide range of industries, from life science startups to Fortune 500 corporations. Jonathan specializes in the development of strategic plans that align clients’ real estate portfolios with their organizational objectives and financial goals. As one the most active life science brokers in Chicago, Jonathan has developed a unique expertise in the local R&D/ science market, and also manages transactions nationally for many life science companies. By consistently applying a consultative advisory approach, Jonathan has become a trusted advisor for his clients - helping them to anticipate and navigate through their most important real estate decisions. 

  • Crain’s Chicago Business Tenant Representation Broker of the Year, Three-Time Winner 
  • Irvine Company Office Properties Chicago Broker of the Year, Winner 

  • Pregis, National Representation - 2.5 Million SF 
  • Encore, National Representation - 1 Million SF 
  • Markel, National Representation - 800,000 SF 
  • Alera Group, National Representation - 800,000 SF 
  • DLA Piper, Multiple Assignments - 450,000 SF 
  • Siemens, Multiple Assignments - 450,000 SF 
  • Takeda, Multiple Assignments - 400,000 SF 
  • Pfizer, Multiple Assignments - 300,000 SF 
  • Medline, Lincolnshire, IL - 270,000 SF 
  • True Value, Chicago, IL - 125,000 SF 
  • Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL - 100,000 SF 
  • Kriya Therapeutics, Multiple Assignments - 90,000 
  • Serta, Hoffman Estates, IL - 90,000 SF 
  • Nutrien, Northbrook, IL - 75,000 SF 
  • Corptax, National Representation - 75,000 SF 
  • LanzaTech, Skokie, IL - 75,000 SF 
  • Help at Home, Chicago, IL - 75,000 SF 
  • LTD Commodities, Lincolnshire, IL - 70,000 SF 
  • Kaufman Hall, Skokie, IL - 55,000 SF 
  • Lundbeck, Deerfield, IL - 50,000 SF 
  • iRhythm Technologies, Deerfield, IL - 45,000 SF 
  • Novartis, Durham, NC - 45,000 SF 
  • Coldwell Banker, Deerfield, IL - 45,000 SF 
  • Philips, Rosemont, IL - 45,000 SF 
  • American Family Insurance, Schaumburg, IL - 40,000 SF 
  • Beeline, Jacksonville, FL - 35,000 SF 
  • Optics Planet, Bannockburn, IL - 35,000 SF 
  • Marcum, Northbrook, IL - 30,000 SF 
  • Mesirow Financial, Highland Park, IL - 25,000 SF 

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Illinois

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 
  • Major in Finance – Real Estate 

  • Auxiliary Board Member, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 2007-Present 

My Listings

Available
For Lease • Office
Riverwalk II

2100 East Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
United States

Available Space: 23,265 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

Available
For Lease • Office Service
Building III

10216 Werch Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
United States

Available Space: 8,646 SF

Rental Price: Subject to Offer USD

Available
For Lease • Life Sciences
The Terminal

1334 North Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

Available Space: 151,200 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

Multiple Spaces
For Lease • Office
Continental Deer Park Office Campus

21440 West Lake Cook Road
Deer Park, IL 60010
United States

Total Available Space: 46,949 SF

Rental Price: Negotiable

Available
For Lease • Office
Bannockburn Lake Office Plaza II

2345 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015
United States

Available Space: 36,358 SF

Rental Price: Subject to Offer USD

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