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JLL Adds Two Managing Directors to San Francisco Brokerage Team

Veterans Griffin and Shewey join firm to strengthen institutional landlord and tenant expertise

​SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2014 – JLL announced today that Matt Griffin and Matt Shewey, two rising stars in Bay Area commercial real estate advisory, have joined the firm.  Both will serve as Managing Directors in the San Francisco office.

Griffin and Shewey have built their careers advising and representing institutional landlords and major tenants in San Francisco and throughout the region.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Griffin and Shewey to JLL. They’re both destined to be future leaders in our industry and will be tremendously valuable additions to our San Francisco team and to the JLL platform,” said Christopher Roeder, International Director, JLL. “I‘ve had the pleasure of working with them for many years. They’re consummate professionals who, through their knowledge, expertise and dedication, deliver unparalleled value to their clients. They will fit perfectly into the culture we’ve established at JLL.”

Griffin, who was previously at Cushman & Wakefield, has worked for several of the top institutional landlords in country and has completed over 2.5 million square feet of lease transactions on behalf of clients in his career to date.  Griffin has represented more than 25 prime assets in San Francisco ranging in size from 85,000 to 1.5 million square feet, providing marketing/repositioning expertise, lease-risk analysis and asset specific strategic planning.  Griffin is a long-time member of The Guardsmen, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting at-risk youth throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shewey has leased or sold over 4.1 million square feet on behalf of tenants and landlords, with a consideration of over $845 Million, and he has represented some of the most prolific buildings in San Francisco. Most notably, Shewey was awarded the leasing assignment for the Transamerica Pyramid, a trophy asset and one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. In addition to spending time with his wife and three sons, Shewey serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and is a member of The Olympic Club’s triathlon team. Shewey joins the firm from Cushman & Wakefield.

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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 $4.0 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 $53.0 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