John Paul Beitler III (“J.P.”) manages all aspects of the Beitler companies including Development, Tenant Representation, Leasing, Contract Negotiation and the day-to-day management of the companies.
Mr. Beitler serves the development team on a diverse range of projects including office, retail, residential and public/private ventures. Since joining the company Mr. Beitler has led the team through several complex development agreements including the redevelopment of the Commuter Rail Division of The Regional Transportation Authority’s (Metra) Randolph Street Station in Chicago, IL. Renamed The Shops at Millennium Station, Mr. Beitler was able to structure multiple long-term agreements with Metra including a leasing and management agreement and a long-term 60-year ground lease which led to the successful revitalization of Millennium Station; one of Metra’s busiest stations in their system. In 2014, Mr. Beitler was responsible for establishing the complex redevelopment agreement with the City of East Moline, IL for the multi-million dollar mixed-use project in the Port of Call Redevelopment Project Area known as, Fountainhead Quad Cities. As part of the agreement, Mr. Beitler secured over $10M of City financing and established a new TIF agreement with the City.
Mr. Beitler also has extensive product marketing experience – for both new ground up office projects and existing product. Existing-building leasing assignments include: 208 South LaSalle (350,000sf), 11 South LaSalle (330,000sf), 6400 Shafer Court (170,000sf), 1699 East Woodfield Road (110,000sf), 1840 Oak Avenue (50,000sf) and 151 North Michigan Avenue (20,000sf – retail). New development assignments include 200 West Randolph Street (400,000sf – office) 151 North Franklin Street (office), 301 & 321 South Wacker Drive (office / hotel) and 151 North Michigan Avenue (retail). In addition, Mr. Beitler has exclusively represented Metra with their office, retail and land properties including the leasing of Metra’s headquarters building at 547 West Jackson Blvd. (310,000sf); taking the building from 60% to 95% occupied with no tenant improvement dollars.
Mr. Beitler has over ten years of tenant representation experience and has represented a broad range of private and public tenants with their lease transactions in the areas of legal, consulting, trading, architectural, financial services, not-for-profit, marketing and retail. Notable transactions include: Thompson Coburn LLP (60,000sf), Advantage Futures LLC (42,000sf), Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) (35,000sf), Niro, Haller & Niro, Ltd. (27,000sf), Kohler Interiors (25,000sf) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (20,000sf).
Prior to joining Beitler Real Estate, Mr. Beitler worked at one of Chicago’s largest law firms, Mayer Brown LLP. He specialized in paralegal services and worked with such clients as America Online, Bank of America and United Airlines.
Mr. Beitler is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker, has earned the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. Outside of work Mr. Beitler is an aviation enthusiast. Mr. Beitler is an instrument rated pilot and received his license at the age of 17 and is the co-founder of the private jet charter brokerage Web site PlaneFinder.com.
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