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JLL’s Agency Leasing Team Grows with Three New Hires

Seth Benhard, Kristen Mathis and Nicole Mort joined JLL

WASHINGTON, DC, FEB 3, 2015 – JLL’s Agency Leasing group today announced the addition of three new members to its team, Seth Benhard, Kristen Mathis and Nicole Mort. The three come to JLL with years of experience in landlord representation in the DC real estate market and will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. They join the firm from CBRE.

“Seth, Kristen and Nicole all bring invaluable expertise and energy that have earned them a stellar reputation in the DC market,” said Mike Ellis, JLL Mid-Atlantic Market Director. “The addition of this dynamic team will further enhance the strength of our agency platform and uphold our market-leading position.”

Benhard joins JLL as a Senior Vice President after spending over a decade in the real estate business working with some of the top investor clients in DC. Prior to his work in commercial real estate, he worked on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Mathis joins JLL as a Senior Associate and brings nearly a decade of experience in commercial real estate, first studying the DC market for CoStar Group, then working as a leasing specialist, supporting over two million square feet of leasing transactions.

Mort began her career as a leasing agent for the Bozzuto Group and has spent the last five years in commercial real estate as a client services coordinator for CBRE’s Law Firm Practice Group and progressed into a sales assistant role working alongside an agency team with a 20 building portfolio.

“JLL’s integrated and team-oriented platform offers the ideal environment for us to deliver best-in-class service to our clients,” Benhard said. “We’re proud to join this collaborative, passionate group of professionals in advancing JLL’s dominant market position and world-renowned standard of excellence.”

JLL operates three corporate offices with over 800 employees across the metropolitan DC region and provides expertise in disciplines across the real estate spectrum, including agency leasing, property management, capital markets, tenant representation, project and development services and construction.

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 $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.6 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​