Chris Schastok, Executive Vice President in the Advisory & Transaction Services Practice, is responsible for translating clients' business objectives into smart, executable real estate strategies. He is a member of the Location Incentives group and assists clients globally with site selection and economic incentive negotiations, in conjunction with the overall strategy and execution of corporate real estate initiatives. With over 16 years of experience aligning location decisions with business strategy, Chris has negotiated more than $1.5 billion in incentives and has vast experience representing clients on corporate headquarters, back-office strategy, food production/processing, manufacturing and 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 his role at Jones Lang LaSalle, Chris 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 is a dual citizen and has contributed to several business publications, including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Foreign Direct Investment study and Area Development Magazine. As a frequent guest speaker on site selection trends, he has addressed many professional economic development organizations including Boise Valley Economic Development, Jonesboro Unlimited, Columbus2020, New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Dallas Regional Chamber, Missouri Partnership, North Alabama Industrial Development Association, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Kentucky Economic Development, and various other industry related events.
Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
Six Sigma Green Belt
Consultant Connect Advisor
Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut
Optimizing footprint decisions and reducing operational costs
Our Location Incentives team helps clients make more informed site selection decisions and reduce costs associated with company expansions, consolidations or relocations by negotiating and securing economic incentives. Our holistic approach to site selection includes location strategy, incentives negotiation and incentives monitoring—mitigating risk and maximizing savings for clients.