Jennifer Nichols

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

As a member of CRG’s senior leadership team, Jen oversees our in-house department handling all legal, compliance and risk management for the firm’s development projects across the United States. With more than 15 years of legal experience counseling corporate clients on all aspects of real estate, corporate, tax, and commercial matters, together with her business background, Jen brings a unique perspective to each project.

Jen was previously with Harsch Investment Properties in Portland, Oregon, where she was vice president and general counsel. Prior to that, she was deputy general counsel for Banner Real Estate Group and an attorney with Ginsberg Jacobs LLC, a real estate boutique firm in Chicago. She has also held positions with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

Based in Chicago, Jen has been admitted to state bars in Oregon, Michigan and Illinois.


Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law


Bachelor of Arts, Finance & Spanish (Honors) — Michigan State University
Master of Business Administration, Management & Organizations, Real Estate — Northwestern University
Masters in Science of Taxation — Grand Valley State University
Juris Doctorate, Law — Boston College Law School