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NEW YORK, NY

Big Real Estate Moves in the Big Apple: Amy Zhen Joins JLL to Expand Retail Capabilities

Zhen joins JLL as a Senior Vice President specializing in urban agency leasing in New York City


NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 — JLL today announced the continued expansion of its retail platform in New York City with the addition of Amy Zhen. Zhen will serve as a Senior Vice President working on the team lead by Vice Chairman Bob Gibson, who joined JLL earlier this year to lead the firm’s New York retail brokerage practice. In her new role, Zhen is tasked with developing and executing leasing strategies to maximize the full potential for the firm’s retail investor and owner clients’ assets. She brings with her an unparalleled roster of institutional investor clients, and strong retailer relationships at the national, regional and local level.

“New York is a target market for our retail investor clients and it’s critical to have a skilled expert, like Amy, on the ground to support their investment goals and leasing needs,” said Gibson. “Amy’s expertise on the landlord side will complement our established tenant representation capabilities in the market, and we’ll partner together to boost our ability to service clients.”

Zhen began her career at a global commercial real estate firm as the Director of Retail Brokerage, where she specialized in agency leasing. During her time there, Zhen repositioned several urban assets and negotiated and executed flagship storefront leases for national retailers. Zhen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is an active member of the Real Estate Brokers of New York (REBNY) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

JLL’s Retail Group serves as the industry’s leader in retail real estate services. The firm’s more than 800 dedicated retail experts in the Americas partner with investors and occupiers around the globe to support and shape investment and site selection strategies. Its retail specialists provide independent and expert advice to clients, backed by industry-leading research that delivers maximum value throughout the entire lifecycle of an asset or lease. The firm has more than 90 retail brokerage experts spanning more than 25 major markets, representing more than 440 retail clients. As the largest third party retail property manager in the United States, JLL’s retail portfolio has 350 centers, totaling 67 million square feet under management in regional malls, lifestyle centers, grocery-anchored centers, power centers, central business districts, transportation facilities and mixed-use projects. For further information, visit www.jllretail.com

For more news, videos and research from JLL’s Retail Group, please visit: www.jllretail.com

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 $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.