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Kicking Off Your Office Lease

August 23, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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150 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601



Jon Milonas of CBRE will be joining us to discuss strategies to make your office leasing process run smoothly. The real estate market has changed significantly since Jon last presented to the group in 2016, and these changes are driving new solutions to accommodate the workforce of the future.


  • What has changed since 2016, and what are best-in-class, creative ways to solve those new challenges
  • The 6 big mistakes in office leasing
  • The 6 proven steps of office leasing
  • All items to consider when starting your search
  • Overview of the build-out process



Jon Milonas is a Senior Vice President within the Advisory & Transaction Services, Occupier Group for CBRE in Chicago.  Since joining CBRE in 2007, Jon has completed more than 350 office leasing transactions and is now one of the youngest senior vice presidents at CBRE's Chicago office.  Jon focuses his practice on representing tenants in the downtown office market across all industries, with a specialization in the legal, financial services and tech industries. Some of his significant clients include Morningstar, Societe Generale, Hewlett Packard, CIBC, PwC and Willis Towers Watson.  A thought leader in the industry, Jon is the author of "Kicking Off Your Office Lease: 6 Proven Steps to Develop a Thorough Strategy and Avoid Costly Mistakes." In 2017, he released an album of original music, Harmonies of Hope. Jon resides in River Forest with his wife and son.  Please visit to learn more about Jon both professionally and personally.


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