Antonio Romero

 

Antonio Romero

Vice Chair - Career Services

Jones Lang LaSalle

Current Responsibilities

Mr. Romero is a Project Manager currently working on remodel work for the international drug store chain managing 119 countertop remodel projects valued at $144,000 and 157 restroom remodel projects at $4.3 million, Mr. Romero provides management support to multiple stakeholders and various vendor teams while supervising multiple projects from kick-off to closeout. He is the liaison between the client, general contractors, and consultants and is also in charge of updating all parties of the project status.

Experience

Mr. Romero possesses a diverse and well-balanced background in finance and project management. Prior to JLL, Mr. Romero was employed as a banker, small-business owner, and non-profit practitioner. He has been a private property owner since 1998, in which he provided small business consulting and property management services. He has managed an aggregate of $6 million in private and personal projects from multi-site multi-use to remodeling a bank facility, a restaurant, and a retail space. He oversaw the operations, maintenance, administration, and remodels for over 20 units and held 100% lease occupancy. He worked on lease negotiations for both commercial and residential units and conducted the building’s financial analysis reports. In conjunction to this small side business, Mr. Romero has co-owned a franchise-concept restaurant, worked on the economic development for The Resurrection Project, and served as a Vice President for multiple banks in the Chicagoland area.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Romero earned a Bachelor of Administration degree in Business from DePaul University. He is currently a Career Services Co-Chair Board Member and is a Certified Facility Management Professional (FMP) for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), as well as a member of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Finance Committee member of the Convoy of Hope in Chicago. Mr. Romero is fluent in both English and Spanish.