JACK ILLES

JACK ILLES

Jack is the senior partner of the Urban Strategies Group at Cassidy Turley BRE, a full-service real estate advisory group focusing on Southern California’s downtowns, coastal communities, and urbanizing suburban areas. He has served as a member of AULA’s Board of Trustees since December of 2010.

Prior to forming Urban Strategies, he was senior vice president at the Hardage Group, responsible for all design and development activities for an entrepreneur-driven development and hospitality firm. He coordinated planning and design for the Hahn (later Trizec Hahn) Company’s retail and mixed use developments internationally.

Jack served on the citizen’s task force for updating the Local Coastal Plan for Marina Del Rey and co-founded the Downtown Merchants Task Force in San Diego, a diverse stakeholder group of community members interested in revitalizing that city’s downtown.

Jack attended the University of Southern California, where he studied Urban Studies, Planning and Public Administration at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is an inveterate traveler and committed Masters Swimmer.