J. D. Salazar founded Champion Realty Advisors, LLC in 1997. Since that time Champion has gone on to become the largest Hispanic owned industrial real estate company in the country providing real estate services to numerous Fortune 1000 companies. J.D. specializes in industrial and office brokerage, build-to-suit services and development services. J.D. is the Managing Principal of the Champion Team. J.D. is a licensed real estate professional in Illinois, North Carolina, Indiana,
Wisconsin, Georgia and New Mexico. He is a registered professional engineer and is fluent in Spanish and English.
An active SIOR member since 1995, member of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, Member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council, member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. In 2005, JD was chosen as one of 10 Illinois business and civil leaders to spend 2 days and 1 night on the USS Ronald Reagan, America’s newest Nimitz Class nuclear air craft carrier. In 2007 JD was honored by Chicago United as one of Chicago’s Business Leaders of Color. In 2008 J.D. was named one of 4 recipients of the prestigeous Illinois Real Estate Journal Award for Excellence in Real Estate and received the Silver Honors Award from the Chicago Association ofRealtors for Industrial Broker of the Year. J.D. was one of five finalists for the 2009 Chicago Latino
Entrepreneur of the year. In October 2013 J. D. sold Champion to Fischer & Company, a global services company headquartered in Dallas, TX. JD will lead the Chicago office of Fischer Chicago.
J.D. provides probono real estate services to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2002 to 2012. The Greater Chicago Food Depository (serving the people of Cook County, IL) is one of the largest providers of food to pantries and soup kitchens in the United States. J.D. is the President of the University of New Mexico Chicago Alumni Association and a past member of New Mexico’s National Alumni Board. Through his church, Christ Church of Oak
Brook, J.D. is an active participant in international Christian missions. JD is also a regular volunteer at FCHN Program Mission (Feed, Clothe & Help the Needy) in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.
- Chicago Latino Professional Leader Award 2009
- Chicago Business Leader of Color; MidWest RE NEWS Hall of Fame Member
- University of New Mexico - Bachelor of Engineering, Energy and Power Systems
- Southern Methodist University - Master of Business Administration
Areas of Practice
- Tenant Representation
- Corporate Services
- Distribution & Logistics
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