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Sterling Bay Hires First-Ever Director of National Leasing

Sterling Bay has hired Jesse Van Dyke as its first-ever director of national leasing. He will supervise leasing efforts across all outside markets, as well as supplement the efforts in Chicago, creating relationships with major national tenants and connecting Sterling Bay’s existing tenant roster with new market office opportunities. 

“Sterling Bay is an industry leader that takes an innovative approach with its projects, which is why I’m excited to work with the team to explore new strategies for not only expanding the firm’s footprint nationally, but also tailoring the leasing process in new markets to meet the changing preferences of both tenants and landlords,” said Van Dyke.  

Van Dyke began his career at CBRE in 2000, specializing in tenant representation. In 2008 he joined JLL, where he worked with tenants in the tech and finance sectors. Most recently, Van Dyke was VP of real estate at WeWork. 


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