As a principal of Echo Development Group, Inc. Jon is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction and he manages the day-to-day operations for the company. Jon’s responsibilities include deal procurement, project management and asset management for Echo’s portfolio of assets.
Jon’s career spans over twelve years and includes extensive experience in real estate development, property acquisition, corporate real estate consultation, tenant representation, and leasing. With this wide breadth of experience and knowledge Echo is able to deliver best-in-class service to its tenants, investors, debt providers and many other strategic relationships that make Echo a trusted advisor time and again.
Jon has worked as a preferred developer for numerous national retailers including: Pot Belly Sandwich Works, Wendy’s, Noodles & Co., Starbucks, Chipotle, AT&T, Vitamin Shoppe, Panera Bread, Portillo’s Restaurants, Pie 5, Mattress Firm, American Mattress, and AAA Auto Care. In this capacity, Jon was vital in the site selection process, helping to create new store objectives for his clients while working closely with municipalities, architects, sellers, contractors, lenders, and title companies to bring the projects to fruition.
Jon’s list of past corporate clients include: McDonald’s, Dollar General, Verizon Wireless, Fifth-Third Bank, Save a Lot, Sonic, Anna’s Linens, True North Energy, Flexeon Rehabilitation, and Front Burner Restaurants.
Prior to joining Echo Development Group, Inc., Jon served as Vice President of Development for a privately held Chicago-based development company.