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Jason Houze

Associate Director

Jason Houze joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2016 and currently serves as an associate director in the company's Chicago office. He has three years of real estate experience and focuses on representing landlords in the leasing and sale of downtown office properties.

Mr. Houze joined NKF after serving as a senior associate with JLL's National Investor Accounts Team (NIAT) and Downtown Agency Leasing team. During his three years with NIAT, Mr. Houze managed business development efforts and provided superior client service to 15 of JLL's largest investor clients. With Downtown Agency Leasing, he focused on lease analysis and creative marketing solutions to execute investment strategies. In 2014, Mr. Houze completed Dale Carnegie's Advanced Sales Training Program and received certification.

Prior to JLL, Mr. Houze worked at two advertising agencies in Chicago, Energy BBDO and Digitas. With a combined three years of experience at these firms, he focused on business development and data analytics.


  • Callahan Capital Partners
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Deutsche Asset Management
  • Equity Commonwealth
  • The John Buck Company
  • JP Morgan
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • Morgan Stanley


  • Active member, Young Office Brokers Association (YOBA), an affiliate of Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA)
  • Active member, Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP) Chicago Chapter
  • Licensed real estate broker, state of Illinois


  • Former corporate liaison, Big Brothers Big Sister Foundation
  • Active blood donor, received American Red Cross 3-gallon pin

Mr. Houze earned a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jason Houze
Jason Houze
Associate Director
500 W Monroe Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60661
United States
T  312.224.3163

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Areas of Specialization
  • Landlord Representation
  • CBD Office
  • Creative Marketing
  • Brand Strategy

Years of Experience
3 years