An Inside Look: feat. Chris Schastok of CBRE

Chris Schastok

Chris Schastok

Chris Schastok is a vice president of CBRE’s Location Strategy & Incentives practice. This advisory group assists clients globally with site selection and economic incentive negotiations, in conjunction with the overall strategy and execution of corporate real estate initiatives. Aligning location decisions with business strategy, Chris has negotiated more than $1B in incentives and has vast experience representing clients on corporate headquarters, shared services, food processing, heavy manufacturing and warehouse/distribution center projects.

Prior to joining CBRE, Chris was a part of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Business and Economic Incentives Group, where he focused on site selection, economic incentive negotiations and overall real estate strategy. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Schastok served as an Associate at SmithBucklin, where he acted as the liaison between professionals from a large Mergers & Acquisitions association and lead decision makers from national Private Equity Groups to enhance M&A capabilities.

Chris has contributed to several business publications, including Area Development Magazine and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2012 Foreign Direct Investment study. As a guest speaker, he has addressed many professional organizations including the Dallas Regional Chamber, the Missouri Partnership, the North Alabama Industrial Development Conference and Area Development’s Consultants Forum in Florida and Texas.

Chris is a Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, a Six Sigma Green Belt, a Reserve Media, Inc. Advisor, a Member of the State of Michigan’s 2013 Location Advisory Board and a Board Member of Women’s Global Education Project.

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.