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30-Year veteran Romik Kesian to lead JLL’s San Diego Project & Development team
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2013 – Romik Kesian has joined the San Diego office of Jones Lang LaSalle to lead the local Project & Development Services division. Kesian, a Senior Vice President with the company, will spearhead efforts to provide tenant and landlord institutional clients with a variety of project management services, from due diligence and design to construction and relocation oversight.
Prior to moving to San Diego, Kesian managed projects in JLL’s Denver and Chicago offices. In Chicago, he was responsible for several development projects, including the national headquarters for the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the prestigious $100 million redevelopment of Union Station in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“Increasingly, tenants and landlords are looking to third-party providers for project management services,” said Kesian. “We are the best-in-service provider by providing knowledge, specialist skills and a comprehensive array of services that meet the needs of all business sectors.”
Kesian was JLL’s senior team member responsible for a $250 million master planned residential land development investment portfolio, completing projects for this portfolio across Reno, Seattle and Orlando. He was also responsible for overseeing the development of Guidant Corporations $70 million headquarters and manufacturing facility in Temecula, and he managed DreamWorks, SKG’s headquarters and studio campus development in Playa Vista, California.
In addition to his more than 30 years of real estate development, construction management, real estate finance and specialty developments, Kesian holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of London. He is the author of the soon-to-be-published book The Art of Real Estate Investment Finance. He is a member of Urban Land Institute and president of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club.
Jones Lang LaSalle is a leader in the San Diego commercial real estate market. The firm employs approximately 120 of the area’s most recognized industry experts offering services in brokerage, capital markets, facility management and project development services. In 2011, the San Diego team completed 3.74 million square feet in lease transactions and directed $34.5 million in project management and currently leases and/or manages more than 5.5 million square feet in the market.
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About Jones Lang LaSalleJones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, JLL serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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