Jack Illes is the Managing Partner at Urban Strategies | Real Estate Advisors, and the founder of the Three Pillars Fund. Clients range from cities and business districts to hospitality and entertainment firms, development groups and real estate investment trusts.
After studies in Urban Planning at the University of Southern California, Jack has participated in the creation of many award-winning urban retail and mixed-use projects in Southern California, across the US, and abroad. His experience includes roles for a variety of clients in strategic planning, conceptual design and development management for new urban mixed-use projects in New York (Times Square), Boston (Prudential Center), Denver (Park Meadows), Mexico City (World Trade Center), Toronto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles (Hollywood and Highland, Paseo Colorado) and San Diego (Horton Plaza, UTC), as well as projects in Europe and Asia.
Urban Strategies advisory projects range from determining optimum redevelopment strategies for Manhattan’s largest hotel to identifying small business development strategies for independent merchants in a Midwestern downtown. With a group of Florida-based partners, Jack is involved in plans for a new 600-acre entertainment destination with Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Music at the Miami Zoo expected to open in 2020.
Three Pillars Fund is an urban investment fund devoted to adaptive reuse developments that reinvest in the people and the environment of their communities. Initial projects are now underway in downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood.