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Joseph Learner: A top commercial pro in Chicago

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Joseph Learner

As manager of one of the most successful tenant representative practices in the Midwest, Joseph Learner is recognized as one of the top commercial real estate professionals working in Chicago today, both in the downtown and suburban markets.

Joseph Learner Executive Vice President, Branch Manager Studley Chicago, IL

As manager of one of the most successful tenant representative practices in the Midwest, Joseph Learner is recognized as one of the top commercial real estate professionals working in Chicago today, both in the downtown and suburban markets.

During the course of his 23-year career, Learner has amassed a roster of clients that anyone in the business would envy, completing more than 30 million square feet of leasing transactions with a total value in excess of $25 billion on their behalf. The top-tier corporations Learner has represented run the gamut from major public corporations to not-for-profit organizations, service firms and private companies. He has also helped numerous companies achieve cost savings through the analysis of real estate financing structures for leases and capital improvements.

Learner’s clients include: Accenture, Exelon, Ingredion (formerly Corn Products International), Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, United HealthGroup, Commonwealth Edison, Integrys Entergy, Siemens Corp., Dover Corp., Sargent & Lundy, Omnicom Group and many more.

A veteran dealmaker, Learner is the go-to Midwestern broker for large, strategic portfolio transactions. He specializes in structuring complex deals where cash flow, stock price, accounting implications and optimal lease negotiations are crucial. He now sits on Studley’s board of directors and its seven-person executive committee, providing leadership and strategic vision both for the Chicago office and the entire firm.

Clients describe Learner as a dedicated, persevering and no-nonsense professional – one who always delivers the best deals in the market, and one who is never afraid to think outside the box. Learner has received the Greater Chicago Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Award for Office Broker of the Year multiple times. He has also twice been selected as one of the country's leading real estate advisors by Commercial Property News.

In addition, Learner is on the board of Family Service, an 80-year-old not-for-profit community mental health organization, and the Goodman Business Council, a group of civic-minded business leaders supporting the Goodman Theater in Chicago.