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Jeff joined Hilco in 2012 and leads business development efforts and operations (project management) related to real estate disposition, brokerage and auctions.

Jeff and his team craft both the strategy and execution of property sales, which is inclusive of new client relations, targeted marketing (both implementation and reporting), website marketplace management, buyer interaction, event management, and facilitation of transaction closings.

Over his 20-year career, Jeff has sold a vast portfolio of properties across all asset types, including both residential and commercial real estate: hotels, golf courses, gas stations, restaurants, development land, mineral rights, luxury homes, hundreds of condominiums, and portfolios of warehouse properties. He has managed transactions for several high-profile clients including Bank of America, Fifth Third Bank, US Bank, ALCOA Steel, Canyon Resources Gold Company, Steak ‘n Shake Restaurants, Cambridge Home Builders, Hooter’s Restaurants, Schlotzky’s Deli Restaurants, DIY Home Warehouses and many more.

Prior to joining Hilco Real Estate, Jeff spent seven years with a national real estate auction firm where he managed the marketing and auction process for a diverse portfolio of projects located across the United States. He also possesses a broad background in construction, real estate development, and conventional real estate brokerage having developed, built and sold multiple residential and commercial projects in Illinois, Florida, and Nevada. He previously owned and operated a general contracting construction business with a diverse portfolio of projects, and founded a real estate brokerage company that grew to over thirty real estate agents.

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Illinois.  He holds real estate brokers licenses in six states and is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors®, Illinois Association of Realtors® and National Association of Realtors®.