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JLL Announces New Jersey Personnel Moves

Sullivan takes over PDS team; Lesh moves to brokerage

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, March 13, 2015 — JLL announced several important personnel moves that will enhance its Project and Development Services, and Brokerage groups in New Jersey. Jerry Sullivan, senior vice president, will take over the daily management of JLL’s PDS team in New Jersey and co-manage the group in Long Island. Scott Lesh, managing director, who previously managed those PDS teams, will transition into the firm’s Brokerage division.

In addition to his new role as manager for JLL’s PDS team in New Jersey and co-manager in Long Island, Sullivan also serves as a key PDS lead for JLL on a number of important global corporate accounts. Sullivan has been with JLL since February 2005.

“Jerry Sullivan has completed a broad array of assignments across the country through his role as global PDS lead for several major corporate accounts,” said George Ladyman, international director and Northeast regional manager for JLL’s PDS group. “He is the ideal candidate to continue the evolution of JLL’s PDS service line, given his success at serving the needs of our clients.”

Prior to joining JLL, Sullivan served as a senior project manager with CNN and Turner Broadcasting, coordinating design and construction teams for the 875,000-square-foot base building and interior fit out of the TBS and CNN offices in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in New York. He also oversaw office and television studio renovations for CNN’s other bureau locations in New York and Washington, D.C. Earlier, he was a project architect and senior designer for several New York-based architectural firms, including Kohn Pedersen Fox and Studios Architecture.

Lesh’s move to brokerage will enable JLL to leverage his long-established client relationships and more than 20 years of experience to generate new business for the firm, particularly in the tenant representation sector.

“Scott was instrumental in growing our PDS platform in New Jersey and Long Island, and he will significantly enhance our brokerage team by cross-selling opportunities that showcase JLL’s full platform of services,” said Robert Kossar, executive managing director and market leader for JLL’s New Jersey and Long Island operations. “Scott offers expert insight into space design, use and construction; technology and occupancy trends; and methods for positioning clients for the future.”

As head of PDS in New Jersey and co-head in Long Island, Lesh oversaw a staff of 30 project management professionals managing approximately $1 billion in annual capital expenditures.

Prior to assuming the NJ PDS market lead role in 2010, Lesh served as a client relationship manager for several Fortune 500 companies, overseeing their national real estate portfolios. He worked closely with senior commercial real estate leadership to develop portfolio optimization, workplace strategy, project cost metrics and capital planning.

JLL is a leader in the northern/central New Jersey commercial real estate market, with more than 500 professionals and support staff providing agency leasing, tenant representation, industrial services, strategic consulting, project and development services, property management and investment sales/capital markets services to New Jersey's leading corporate tenants, investors and landlords. The firm, which assists clients from three full-service offices in Parsippany, Iselin (Metropark) and East Rutherford, also acts as local service provider for JLL global and national corporate clients in need of real estate assistance in New Jersey. JLL’s New Jersey operations were honored by NJBiz magazine as one of its 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey.

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​