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Jones Lang LaSalle Deepens Retail Brokerage in Hawaii

Wendell Brooks III to lead the firm’s retail brokerage business in the islands

HONOLULU, May 2, 2013 — The country’s leading third-party manager of shopping centers is growing its presence in Hawaii by adding professionals with similar vision and complementary skills and expertise. Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) today announced the firm has hired industry veteran Wendell Brooks III to deepen and lead the firm’s retail brokerage business.

Brooks, who joins as a Senior Vice President, will lead the company’s retail brokerage business in the islands, working closely with Hawaii Retail Market Lead Kirk Horiuchi to assist landlord and retail clients. Brooks will be joined by James “Kimo” Greenwell and Robert Kelley, who will focus on retail leasing and sales.  Additionally, Melissa Masicampo joins the firm as brokerage coordinator and Mark Ching joins as graphic designer and marketing specialist to support the growing retail team. 

“JLL Retail is committed to expanding its local market knowledge and presence in core markets nationwide, and Hawaii is a priority,” said Greg Maloney, CEO and President, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail. “As Hawaii natives, Wendell, Kimo and Robert and are very well respected throughout the islands. They have experience and relationships that are second-to-none and have a client-first attitude that is in line with JLL’s culture. Their expertise and local market knowledge coupled with our broad platform, institutional expertise and global reach will benefit our local clients tremendously.” 

Brooks joins JLL as a Senior Vice President after six years with CBRE where he was a top producer overseeing a portfolio of more than 2.5 million square feet with a value of more than $1 billion on behalf of landlords.  In the last four years alone, his team has sold 14 shopping centers and completed more than 250 leases, along with multiple large land transactions.  Brooks began his career with Chaney, Brooks & Co. in 1984. In 1990, he relocated to the Big Island and began to develop a statewide practice again with an emphasis on retail brokerage and retail development. He has attended the University of Southern California, University of Paris, Sorbonne and the University of Hawaii. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Hawaii.

Greenwell joins JLL as a Senior Associate from CBRE where he focused on retail leasing and development brokerage. Prior to that, he worked for MW Group, Ltd., a Hawaii-based real estate development company, as its in-house leasing manager.  Greenwell is a specialist in not only servicing existing retail projects but new major shopping center developments. He earned his master’s of business administration from Chaminade University in Honolulu and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. 

Kelley, who joins JLL as an Associate, was an integral part of CBRE’s retail division joining the firm in 2011.  He specialized in the development and leasing of more than 1 million square feet of retail properties across the State of Hawaii.  Prior to that, Kelley worked with the MW Group and with the Commercial Real Estate Loan Division at the Bank of Hawaii. He received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and is an active fourth generation member at Outrigger Enterprises where he participates on the Advisory Board of Directors. Kelley is a licensed broker in the State of Hawaii.

In Hawaii, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail employs more than 40 people and leases and/or manages some of the state’s largest and most prestigious shopping centers including Windward Mall in Kaneohe, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului, Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa, as well as Hawaii Kai Towne Center and Kapalama Center in Honolulu.

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About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit