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JLL Cleveland Wins NAIOP’s Office Transaction of the Year, Office Broker of the Year

JLL Recognized Among NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter’s Annual Awards of Excellence

CLEVELAND, May 28, 2014- JLL’s Cleveland office is pleased to announce that it was recognized with two awards at the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s Annual Awards of Excellence on May 14. JLL Cleveland was awarded with “Office Transaction of the Year” in recognition of Oswald Companies’ relocation to Oswald Centre. JLL’s Managing Director of JLL’s Cleveland office, Rob Roe, was named NAIOP’s “Office Broker of the Year.”

To qualify for NAIOP’s “Office Transaction of the Year,” companies were evaluated based deal challenges, complexity, creativity and innovation, size of transaction, and value-add for the client.

The office transaction at Oswald Centre showcased JLL’s ability to navigate challenges with innovative solutions and successfully deliver an outcome that exceeded the client’s expectations. JLL was able to deliver an updated amenities package, building namesake, and a state of the art conference center, all timed to coincide with Oswald’s 120-year milestone.

“On behalf of JLL, I’d like to thank Oswald Companies for the opportunity to work with such a rewarding group of people,” said Scott Pick, Executive Vice President of JLL’s Cleveland Office. “It was a pleasure to play a role in bringing Oswald’s dreams for rebranding to life. The space met 100 percent of the client’s vision, which is truly meaningful to us.”

“The award symbolizes the true partnership we enjoy with our clients, and that is what we are most proud of,” added Brian Conroy, Senior Vice President of JLL’s Cleveland office. 

NAIOP selected JLL’s Roe as “Office Broker of the Year,” the first four time winner of the award. Nominees were evaluated based on community involvement, industry involvement, total number of deals and value-add to clients. 

During the past year, Roe has partnered with a handful of Cleveland’s biggest name brands, including Key Bank, Wells Fargo, Travelers Insurance, Duke Realty, and Deloitte.

“Being nominated among the best brokers from around the region is an honor in itself,” said Roe. “Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of working on transactions side-by-side with a great JLL team of talented brokers. JLL’s platform allows us to excel and bring lasting value to our clientele across the region and around the world.”

For more information about NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter’s Annual Awards of Excellence, visit

About JLL
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​