Joe Harris

What they do: Asset Manager
Where they do it: JMB Financial Advisors
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

Joe Harris manages a portfolio of Assets for JMB Financial Advisors. In this role, he works with a number of real estate product types in several major markets. He has been involved new development, renovation, property management, leasing, financing, and operations at JMB.
Prior to JMB, Joe worked as a general contractor with James McHugh Construction Company and an Owners Representative for The Rise Group/Arcadis working on the Public Building Commission of Chicago’s capital construction program. He has completed a number of notable construction projects in Chicago to include: 31st Street Harbor, Ping Tom Memorial Park Field House, Chicago White Sox Locker Room, Chicago Bulls Locker Room, Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room, and The Ritz Carlton Hotel Renovation. His last field assignment was the Wanda Vista Tower in Lakeshore East.

He received his Bachelors of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Science in Project Management from Northwestern University. His Master’s thesis The Integration of BIM and Business Strategy was published by the National Institute of Building Science in 2010. Joe has also been a project committee member for the National BIM standard v2.
Joe lives and works in Chicago with his wife and two young kids.