Charles Portis

Senior Director

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    225 W Wacker
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

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    +1 312 819-4166

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Charlie Portis has over 25 years of office leasing and marketing experience.  His career spans development, agency leasing, tenant representation and land sales.

Currently, Charlie oversees the development and marketing of Northbrook’s MeadowPark, one of the first speculative office developments to break ground in the past five years.  The project is expected to be 100% leased to Lurie Children’s Hospital and Bright Horizons Childcare in the first quarter of 2017.   He also leases and markets Prairie Stone Corporate Center and Prairie Business Park in Hoffman Estates. Prairie Stone Corporate Center, 96% leased, was the first Class A speculative office development in the Northwest suburbs in the prior eight years.  At Prairie Stone Business Park, Charlie has represented Sears in the sale of hundreds of acres of land for office, retail and entertainment uses.

Northbrook’s Meadowpark is a follow up to Northbrook’s River Park, a 52,000 square foot development that is 100% sold and leased that Charlie and Jack McKinney developed in the late 2000s.  Charlie is also marketing Lake Bluff Corporate Center (a 22,000 RSF new green office building), 1500 Shure Drive (175,000 RSF) in Arlington Heights and also works on tenant representation assignments throughout the suburbs and downtown.


Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan

Awards & Associations

Greater Chicago Food Depository Property Representative of the Year, 1995 & 2003

Chicago Harbor Safety Committee, Member


Sears Holdings

Younan Properties