Veteran tenant representation specialist Jonathan Rutman (32) has joined the Chicago office of global tenant-rep firm Studley as a managing director.
According to Rutman, he left CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest brokerage firm, for a firm that is focused on representing the interests of tenants. “Studley provides an entrepreneurial business platform that allows me to apply my background in process and strategy consulting to the representation of tenants,” said Rutman.
He is working on a team led by Executive Vice President, Director Joseph Learner and includes Executive Managing Director Terry Mostrom and former CBRE colleague Executive Managing Director Robert Sevim.
Rutman employs a consultative approach, having worked for Arthur Anderson and KPMG, prior to his seven years with CB, where early in his career he was named CBRE’s “Associate of the Year.” He believes that a corporation’s real estate decisions must directly support its overall business goals and objectives and provides them with both quantitative and qualitative criteria in order to make informed business decisions
Rutman represents clients from a range of industries including accounting, technology, trading firms, and nonprofits. To date, his team has managed more than 20 million square feet of national transactions with a total value in excess of $10 billion.
He is actively involved in the community in which he lives. He serves as campaign vice president of the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF), and serves on the board of directors of JUF/JF, an organization which provides healthcare, food, emergency assistance, and refuge to people of all faiths in the Chicago area and around the world. He also served as a member of the Economic Development Council for the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, which works ensure the economic development of the State of Illinois.
Rutman graduated with honors from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and a minor in philosophy.
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representation delivery platform. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at www.studley.com.