Senior Vice President
Since joining Hilco Real Estate in 2009, Jake has played an integral role in HRE’s business operations and client development. As a key member of the restructuring division, Jake is an operations lead for healthy, distressed, and bankrupt tenants repositioning their real estate portfolios for maximum optimization. He focuses on lease renegotiation/disposition, property acquisition/disposition, tenant representation, and corporate bankruptcies. Having personally worked and negotiated thousands of commercial leases in various transaction types (sale leasebacks, lease assignments/subleases, lease terminations/renewals, 502(b)(6) bankruptcy claim mitigation, etc.), Jake has deep working knowledge and deal experience with the landlord/tenant relationship at the corporate and unit level spanning across real estate asset classes.
Jake has successfully worked for a broad spectrum of Hilco clients including A&P, American TV, Bally Total Fitness, BCBG Max Azria, Burger King, Cosi, HD Supply, Hostess, Michael’s Stores, Mimi's Cafe, P.F. Chang's, Starbucks, Zales, and many others.
Jake received his MBA in Real Estate Finance from DePaul University and a BA from the University of Iowa. He is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and an active member of ICSC.