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AUSTIN, TX

Coulter and Kimbrough Join JLL to Bolster the Firm’s Presence in Austin

Team expands Agency Leasing Platform


AUSTIN, October 6, 2014 - JLL today announced the firm has hired two leading real estate brokerage professionals in support of its strategic effort to expand the Investor Services platform in Austin, Texas.  The addition of Rachel Coulter and Kevin Kimbrough will allow JLL to respond to the growing needs of clients in today’s dynamic and competitive agency leasing market.

Coulter and Kimbrough are recognized among the most active and accomplished office agency leasing brokers in the market.  The team possesses nearly 30 years of combined commercial real estate experience and have leased more than 8 million square feet of office space throughout Austin and its surrounding suburbs. 
“Texas is a key growth market for our Investor Services platform and the addition of these high-value professionals will not only complement our expansion efforts in the state, but across the U.S.,” said JLL President of Agency Leasing Greg Green. “Rachel and Kevin are admired in the industry for their leasing expertise and their numerous client connections within the market and we expect them to make an immediate impact in Austin.”

“We are fortunate to add professionals of this calibre who have achieved great success over the past 24 months at projects such as Colorado Tower, where they were able to prelease 95 percent of the building in one calendar year,” said JLL Managing Director Elysia Ragusa.  “Under Rachel and Kevin’s leadership, our goal is to build on their momentum and continue to expand the team.”

Senior Vice President Rachel Coulter joins the firm from Oxford Commercial where she worked with local landlords and institutional owners.  Coulter is a leader in local real estate and civic organizations, including Commercial Brokers Association of Austin and the Busby Foundation. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Senior Vice President Kevin Kimbrough joins the firm from Oxford Commercial.  He began his real estate career in 1999. His current portfolio is over 3.5 million square feet of Class A office and office flex product in Austin and the surrounding area.  He is a past board member of the Commercial Brokers Association of Austin and a member of Real Estate Council of Austin.  Kimbrough received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University.

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.