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Jessica O’Hara


Jessica O'Hara joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2018 and currently serves as a director in the company's Chicago office, where she specializes in landlord representation. Working alongside Ms. O'Hara Executive Managing Director William Rolander and Senior Managing Director Jonathon Cordell, Ms. O'Hara assists in lease analysis, business development and creative marketing solutions for executing investment strategies.

Prior to NKF, Ms. O'Hara was a senior associate at CBRE, where she focused on assisting multi-tenant office building owners in maximizing their asset values through creative leasing efforts, systematic market and financial analysis, and comprehensive lease negotiations.


  • HERE - 277,000 SF
  • SPACES - 40,000 SF
  • Vitality - 40,000 SF
  • Barcodes - 40,000 SF
  • Envoy Global Inc. (formerly VISANOW) - 35,000 SF
  • ServerCentral - 28,000 SF
  • Civis Analytics- 28,000 SF


  • American Realty Advisors
  • The Boeing Company
  • Credit Suisse
  • The John Buck Company
  • Macerich
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS
  • USAA


  • Co-President, Young Office Broker's Association (YOBA)
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association, Chicago Chapter
  • Licensed Illinois real estate broker

Ms. O'Hara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Jessica O’Hara
Jessica O’Hara
500 W Monroe Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60661
United States
T  312.224.3193

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Areas of Specialization
  • Landlord Representation
  • Office
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analysis

Years of Experience
5 years