Managing Director of Acquisitions
Robin leads Clear Height’s acquisition team, guiding investment decisions and managing the team’s activities.
Clear Height’s acquisition team sources investment opportunities and is responsible for growing the investment portfolio of real estate assets.
Before joining Clear Height Properties, Robin spent 18 years with JLL’s Chicago office—as an industrial market broker concentrating on Chicago agency, tenant representation and property sale projects, then moving into capital markets and private capital transactions.
Robin holds a BS in economics and finance with a concentration in real estate from the University of Illinois. He is a former board director of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE). He also serves as a board director of the Children’s Brittle Bone Foundation (CBBF).
Director of Acquisitions
As a director of acquisitions, Ryan leverages CRE experience and deep relationships within the community to his position identifying and evaluating opportunities. His goal is to further relationships with brokers to facilitate deal making within the Chicago market and across the Midwest.
Before joining Clear Height, Ryan was a broker in the Chicago offices of NAI Hiffman, working with a brokerage team recognized by Crain’s as a Most Influential Brokerage Team in Chicago. The team was the 2017 NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year Award Recipient, 2017 Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Award Brokerage Transaction of the Year Nominee, 2018 and 2019 Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Awards Office Broker of the Year Finalist, and a CoStar Power Broker Recipient. Involved in more than 250 transactions, Ryan represented private companies, financial institutions, investors and developers in the leasing, acquisition, and disposition of commercial assets.
Ryan is a licensed broker with the State of Illinois.
Director of Acquisitions
A 10+ year commercial real estate veteran, Rick began his career with global industrial real estate investment trust Prologis, where he oversaw six million square feet of industrial and office real estate and coordinated multi-million-dollar disposition of industrial real estate to the City of Chicago/O’Hare modernization project.
Rick also worked at ML Realty Partners and assisted with the strategic leasing and disposition of Bridgestone Americas’ industrial real estate portfolio.
Rick is involved in the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance; is a graduate of DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business; and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.
Associate Director of Acquisitions
Jacob assists the asset management and acquisition teams with sourcing, underwriting, and modeling current and prospective investments. His finance background, coupled with practical real estate experience, gives him a leg up in understanding the complexities of underwriting commercial real estate. In his previous roles, he gained valuable experience in investment strategies at High Ridge Financial, investor relations and sales at Morgan Stanley and financial modeling at Copper Beech.
Jacob graduated Cum Laude as a finance major at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business.