JPMorgan Chase appoints real estate banking Central Region Market Manager

JPMorgan Chase announced Julie Thick as Real Estate Banking (REB) Market Manager for the Central Region. The REB business provides customized debt solutions and treasury service products to real estate developers, investors, operating companies and mutual funds throughout the United States. Thick will report to Michelle Herrick, Head of REB at JPMorgan Chase.

“The Central region is an important market for our business,” said Herrick. “As a respected leader in the Chicago and broader institutional real estate industry, known as a trusted advisor to clients, I am pleased that Julie is taking on this role.”

Previously, Thick served as Director of National Subscription Lending, a platform which she transformed and led in generating record-breaking results. She will continue to oversee the subscription lending group, but will begin searching to fill in her previous position. In her role as REB Central Region, Thick will have responsibility for a dedicated team that will help clients with strategies and tools to maximize investment opportunities, manage operational expenses, mitigate risk and manage assets for efficiency.

“I look forward to expanding my role and leading an exceptional team that works tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals,” said Thick. “We are well-equipped to help our clients best anticipate and respond to evolving business and tenant needs.”

Before joining JPMorgan Chase in 2010, Thick held various senior real estate finance positions at RBS Citizens Bank and LaSalle Bank. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Active in the CRE community, Thick serves as a national board member for the Real Estate Lenders Association, as a Chicago board member for NAIOP, and as a 2022 Gala co-chair for the Goldie Initiative, an organization focused on empowering the next generation of female executives in the real estate industry. She is also a frequent visiting professor at the Gies School of Business at her alma mater, the University of Illinois.