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JLL Taps Brent Miller and Gary Godsey to Lead Tampa Office

TAMPA, January 05, 2015 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) announced today that Brent Miller and Gary Godsey, two veterans of the commercial real estate industry in Tampa Bay, have been promoted and will take on the leadership of the Tampa brokerage office for the firm. Working as a team, Mr. Miller and Mr. Godsey will oversee the day-to-day operations, collaboration among the firm’s integrated service offerings, and focus on implementing the company’s growth strategy in the Tampa Bay region. The duo will also continue to lead the firm’s tenant representation business line for the Tampa office, which in 2014 experienced its best year in the firm’s history.

“JLL is committed to significantly expanding our platform and footprint in Tampa and with Brent and Gary at the helm, we are confident they will help take us to the next level,” said Florida Market Director Doug Irmscher. “Brent and Gary are natural leaders, who have excelled at their roles at JLL by helping us become a market leader in Tampa. Equally important is the fact that they represent the values that we look for in our leadership of integrity, teamwork, trust, collaboration and excellence.”

At JLL, Mr. Miller specializes in leading the execution of portfolio and single real estate transactions for clients seeking to align their real estate needs with business objectives. For the past 15 years, he has partnered with various corporations in developing and implementing real estate strategies that predominantly include property acquisition and disposition, restructuring existing lease obligations, and identifying occupancy cost reduction opportunities. To date, Mr. Miller has negotiated over 400 lease and capital transactions in excess of six million square feet of office space. Before joining JLL seven years ago through the merger with The Staubach Company, Mr. Miller held posts at CLW Real Estate Services Group and Equis Corporation, both in Tampa.

Mr. Godsey has extensive experience in developing and implementing corporate real estate strategies for various corporations with both global and national real estate portfolios. These strategies involve the expertise of many of JLL’s integrated service offerings including transaction advisory services, occupancy planning, lease administration, construction management and portfolio analytics. Joining JLL in 2008 through the merger with The Staubach Company, he has managed over 500 lease and capital transactions in excess of six million square feet in his 11-year career with the firm.

Mr. Miller is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Mr. Godsey graduated from the University of Notre Dame with both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Both Mr. Miller and Mr. Godsey are Tampa natives with deep ties to the Tampa community. They have been in partnership for over 10 years and are consistently recognized internally as Top Achievers within JLL.

As a leading professional services and investment management firm in Florida with six corporate offices, JLL provides an integrated and specialized services platform that includes leasing, tenant and landlord representation, property management, project and development services and investment sales. In Florida, JLL’s leasing and management portfolio consists of more than 28.6 million square feet including some of the state’s most iconic buildings. The firm has approximately 650 employees providing real estate expertise in all Florida markets, including Tampa, Orlando, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Jacksonville. 

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 $4.0 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