Robert Tamillo, CCIM

Founder & Principal

Robert started Impero Partners with his father, Mike Tamillo in 2016 and is currently working at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)  with corporate occupiers of office and industrial space on a global scale.  He maintains strategic oversight of Impero, seeking opportunities to expand private capital investment throughout Chicago and other strategic markets.  


In his role as Executive Vice President with JLL, Robert is responsible for creating and managing Chicago and national corporate relationships to implement business solutions focused on real estate.  He represents one-off and Fortune 500 organizations in the site selection, market analysis and negotiations of acquisitions & dispositions of commercial & industrial real estate.  Robert has served as a strategic adviser to various industries including diversified services firms, law firms, distribution, logistics, retail/e-commerce, manufacturing, energy and government institutions.   Over his career he has transacted projects valued in excess of $1.0B. 


Experience & Affiliations

Prior to joining JLL, Robert was with Sheldon Good & Company, one of the world's largest real estate auction firms followed by DTZ since 2006 (formerly Equis Corporation and now Cushman & Wakefield).  At DTZ, Robert was recognized as a top 40 producer and finalist nominee for the Spencer Sullivan Outstanding Achievement Award for leadership, team collaboration and professional growth after just 6 years in the business.

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

  • Illinois Real Estate License

  • Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)

  • Member NAIOP Chicago, Developing Leader

  • National Association of Realtors



B.S. Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Business Foundations, Kelley School of Business

Lorenzo de'Medici, Florence, Italy


Robert is an avid adventurer, exploring other cultures and parts of the world such as Africa and multiple European destinations.  He supports Save the Rhino International, a non-profit organization focused on the conservation of rhinos internationally as well as local Chicago organizations.