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JLL, the largest third party property manager of retail assets, continues to grow its portfolio
ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2015 — JLL today announced the expansion of its management platform with the addition of Brett Earp as the new Southeast and Florida Property Management Lead. Based out of the firm’s Atlanta office, he will partner with Atlanta Retail Market Lead John Bemis and Florida Retail Market Lead John Lambert to maximize the firm’s clients’ property values. He will be responsible for increasing or maintaining their net operating income by developing and executing strategic operational efficiencies. Earp is charged with oversight of 22 retail properties totaling 5.3 million square feet under management in the Southeast and Florida.
“Brett’s strong background of managing and developing diverse real estate assets will prove instrumental while we expand our platform of client services and grow our portfolio of retail assets under management in the Southeast and Florida,” said Bemis.Earp brings more than 20 years of experience to his role, having previously served as the Vice President of Property Management Services for a major commercial real estate firm in South Carolina. In his prior role, Earp was responsible for the oversight and coordination of property management activities across the state and for a staff of more than 50 property managers, administrators and maintenance personnel.
Prior to that, he was a property and asset manager for a privately held REIT, and also held supervisory roles at national real estate firms. Earp has completed more than $100 million of lease transactions as an asset manager, and has participated in the purchase and sale of dozens of commercial properties across the Southeast. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and earned a CCIM designation and is a member of the HomeWorks Advisory Board.
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
About JLLJLL (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 www.jll.com.
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