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LL Expands Gulf Coast Platform with Retail and Office Expertise 

Experts Shannon Tyndall and Allen Garstecki join as Vice Presidents to support rising Southeast demand

MOBILE, Ala., Mar. 24, 2015 — To service occupiers and investors’ increasing needs for real estate expertise in the Southeast, JLL today announced the expansion of its platform in Alabama with the addition of Shannon Tyndall and Allen Garstecki. Tyndall and Garstecki join JLL as Vice Presidents, and bring more than 20 years of combined experience to the firm. They will be based in the firm’s Mobile, Ala. office, bolstering the existing practice that JLL built last year when it added Gulf Coast Retail Brokerage Lead Josh Burmeister and Vice President Buff Teague. The team provides retail and office expertise throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.

“The JLL Gulf Coast retail team is in growth mode as the market rebounds with strong job growth. Shannon’s background as a corporate real estate manager gives her a unique perspective and her ability to understand a retailer’s sensitivities and processes will further enhance our strategic counsel to retailers as they look to expand in the market,” said Burmeister.

Before joining JLL, Tyndall was Vice President of Real Estate for Books-A-Million based in Birmingham, Ala. She was responsible for site selection and negotiating new stores for both the Books-A-Million and 2nd & Charles concepts, across the entire U.S. with most of the expansion being in the East. Prior to Books-A-Million, Tyndall was a Senior Director in the Executive Suite industry working for Corporate Office Center, which was then acquired by Regus. She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). 

“Allen brings extensive office and industrial tenant representation, disposition and leasing experience that will strengthen our Gulf Coast presence and round out our platform of services in the market. His diverse real estate background makes him an invaluable asset to our team,” added Teague.

Before joining JLL, Garstecki was at a global commercial real estate firm where he focused primarily on office tenant representation and agency leasing.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama.  He is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). 

JLL 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

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