Mr. Janas is the Managing Director for Crosstown Real Estate Advisors, a private real estate investment, brokerage and property management firm located in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Janas has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. The first 10 years of experience were focused on the asset and property management of large, downtown Chicago highrise, office buildings. Mr. Janas has managed buildings such as 65 East Wacker Place, 30 West Monroe (Inland Steel Building) and 407 South Dearborn. At many of these properties, Mr. Janas also acted as general contractor for new tenant construction. He has successfully been the general contractor on over 150,000 sf of new tenant spaces.
After 10 years of successful asset and property management assignments, Mr. Janas changed his focus and concentrated his efforts on brokerage, acquisition analysis, and building a client base of financial instutions that need management services for their bank owned property. During this time, Mr. Janas successfully negotiated approximately 350,000 square feet of office, industrial and retail leases and sales for his clients. He is extremely successful in marketing properties for sale / lease and identifying properties for prospective clients to lease / purchase.
Prior to co-founding Crosstown Real Estate Advisors, Mr. Janas founded J2 Real Estate, LLC. J2 Real Estate provided property management and brokerage services to many financial institutions and individual property owners. After 2 ½ years growing this company, Mr. Janas co-founded Crosstown Real Estate Advisors, LLC.
At Crosstown Real Estate Advisors, Mr. Janas oversees all asset and property management activities. In addition, he is involved in the sourcing and analysis of potential acquisitions for the firm.