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Tampa, FL

Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Key Executives to Industrial Team in Central Florida

Firm adds market experts Robert Alter, Luke Pope and Thomas Grandoff as it grows its presence in the region

TAMPA, Jan. 28, 2014Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the addition of three commercial real estate professionals to its industrial business line in Central Florida, as the firm continues to grow its client base in the region. Robert Alter joins the firm as Senior Vice President, Luke Pope as Vice President, and Thomas Grandoff as Associate Broker.

Alter and Grandoff will be located in JLL’s Tampa office, while Pope will be based in Jacksonville. Throughout this year, JLL’s industrial team in Central Florida has completed more than 8 million square feet of lease and land transactions, with services provided including: agency leasing, build-to-suit development, investment sales, tenant representation, facility management, site selection, land acquisition and disposition property management.

“As Jones Lang LaSalle continues to grow its industrial practice in Central Florida, the addition of Bob Alter, Luke Pope and Thomas Grandoff to our teams in Tampa and Jacksonville will further enhance our market knowledge and expertise,” said Chris Butler, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle in Central Florida. “Each brings key assets to the firm as we continue to aggressively expand our client base across the state.”

Alter joins JLL, returning to Tampa with over 25 years of national commercial real estate experience, specializing in development, portfolio asset services, corporate account supervision and operations and management services. He previously served as Vice President at SCG, LLC/FORT Properties, Inc. in Atlanta, after successful stints working with Prologis, a worldwide owner and developer of distribution facilities, and Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood Properties. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University.

Pope has over eight years of industrial development, leasing and sales experience managing industrial building and land portfolios throughout the Southeast and Midwest regions. Prior to joining the JLL team, he served as Manager of Leasing at Republic Property Company based in Atlanta. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

Grandoff will focus on providing investment sales and tenant representation services in the Tampa Bay area. Before joining JLL, he was the primary Logistics Analyst at Gerdau Long Steel North America in Tampa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management from Auburn University in Alabama and is pursuing certification to become a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Jones Lang LaSalle has approximately 650 employees providing real estate expertise across all major markets in Florida including leasing, both tenant and landlord representation, property management, project and development services and investment sales. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Florida leasing and management portfolio has more than 28.6 million square feet, which includes some of the state’s most iconic buildings. In 2013, the firm was named one of ‘Florida’s Best Companies to Work For’ by Florida Trend magazine for third consecutive year.

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 $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit