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JLL Names John Fa to Lead Project and Development Services in Pacific Northwest

Team of experts provides range of expertise for commercial real estate projects from project management and project development to relocation and build-to-suits

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2014 – JLL announced it has appointed John Fa, an expert with more than 20 years experience handling all aspects of project management and development management for commercial real estate, to lead its Project and Development Services group throughout the Pacific Northwest. He will be based in San Francisco and oversee project and development management teams handling occupancy planning, relocation, build-to-suit and other real estate projects for clients in the Bay Area including Silicon Valley, Oakland and the East Bay, as well as in Portland, Sacramento, and Seattle.

“John has experience leading strong teams with the ability to provide clients with a full range of expertise to help with projects like occupancy planning, relocations, and build-to-suits across a range of commercial real estate as well as in healthcare, public facilities, mission critical data and hotels,” said Elizabeth Hearle, Northwest Market Director, JLL.  “As our clients look to manage their project development risk effectively and deliver key facilities on time and under budget, our project managers and real estate experts locally, regionally and globally are delivering invaluable assistance to keep even the most complex developments on track.”

A native of the greater Seattle area, Fa received his B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Washington.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI); NAIOP, the  Commercial Real Estate Development Association; the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR); and CoreNet Global. 

Prior to joining JLL, Fa was responsible for running real estate advisory services for Colliers International’s San Francisco office.  In addition to overseeing teams with a brokerage environment, he has hands on experience working within construction, commercial development and corporate real estate/facilities.  

Through its Project & Development Services group, JLL is an industry leader in the management of design, construction and relocation services for both corporate and institutional clients. The group consults on a wide range of construction projects—from interior build-outs to base building construction on everything from single tenant properties to multi-site developments.  With more than 1,000 professionals in 67 U.S. regional offices, the firm is one of the largest and most experienced project and development practices in the country, managing more than 2,000 projects annually, including $10 billion in projects currently under management.

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JLL (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 fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit