I truly enjoy solving problems. Whether it’s physical construction at my 140-year-old house, messing with bicycles or structuring a real estate transaction, I enjoy creating the solution. I don’t even mind when my fly rod gets tangled – it’s just a new puzzle for me to solve. All real estate transactions have problems and all problems have solutions. I was attracted to the industry for many reasons but I committed to it because it provided me opportunity to have long term relationships while implementing creativity on shorter lifespan endeavors. The lifecycle of most transactions are relatively brief in comparison to the relationships we build, but the excitement for me is that as soon as one problem is secure the next one always emerges.
I view being extremely busy in my career as a reflection of hard work and success, busy certainly beats the alternative. I look at my extremely busy homelife as repercussions of being involved in so many rewarding activities, and encouraging my kids to do the same! My wife Jill and I have 5 boys. Many of our current personal activities involve theirs, and while I don’t get to be home very often for weekday dinners, I cherish the opportunity to coach or be a spectator in any of their endeavors. We have been involved in just about every sport from hockey to water polo. I have enjoyed coaching over 15 baseball teams in the last 10 years in every level from t-ball to AAA teenagers. I honestly prefer t-ball as those kids are just out to have fun and eat dirt, it’s “innocence at its best.” When time allows, I love fishing. I grew up bass fishing but have gravitated towards fly fishing. I try to enjoy a couple trips a year that involve water, warm weather and a fishing line.
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
Professional Background & Experience
Jason J. Wurtz is an Executive Vice President with NAI Hiffman Office Services. He leads a team of real estate professionals representing owners and users in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate. Jason has worked nationally with his team for corporate users such as Midas and World Kitchen, and has a specialty focus in Chicago’s North & Northwest Suburban Office Markets. Jason currently represents multiple private and institutional property owners such as KBS, Bentall Kennedy, Sperry Equities and Guardian Life in the leasing and marketing of their suburban office assets.
Jason has also worked on behalf of numerous public and private companies such as Siemens Communication, DuPont and World Kitchen in the analysis and acquisitions of leasehold assets. As part of NAI Global, Jason not only serves his clients locally, but can coordinate expertise in all major markets around the world.
Prior to joining NAI Hiffman in 2006, Jason worked with Maradigm Corporation as Director of Business Development. Focused on the Medical Industry, Jason procured clients such as Rush University Medical Center along with other large medical networks containing over 250 facilities and a population of 4,000 professionals coast to coast.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
- Real Estate Salesperson, Illinois
- CCIM Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment
- CCIM Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
CBRE Global Investors | ECD Company | FGMK | Globe Corporation |Lillibridge Healthcare Services | PacTrust | Sun Life Financial | TA Associates Realty | The Davis Companies
Awards & Recognition
- CoStar “Power Broker”
- AbbVie – 204,000 SF
- AT&T – 104,000 SF
- Baxter Credit Union (BCU) – 101,000 SF
- World Kitchen – 51,000 SF
- Tegrant – 44,000 SF
- Coram, Inc. – 32,000 SF
- Blue Chip Marketing – 31,000 SF
- Wonderlic, Inc. – 26,000 SF
- Mercury Insurance Group – 24,000 SF
- Sherwood Group – 20,000 SF
- Siemens – 15,000 SF