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Veteran Brokers Boost JLL’s San Antonio Retail Leasing Platform

Guyla Sineni and Jonathan Haag join thriving Texas retail market

SAN ANTONIO, May 5, 2015 — Sunny skies are ahead for Texas retail, with continued strong rent growth and absorption, declining vacancies and a favorable market for landlords. In response to increasing demand for retail leasing expertise in the state, JLL today announced the firm has hired Guyla Sineni as Vice President and Jonathan Haag as Senior Associate. They will be based in the firm’s San Antonio office.

“JLL has steadily grown its Texas retail platform of services, and the addition of Guyla and Jonathan will allow us to better serve retail owners and occupiers with cutting-edge market expertise in both San Antonio and throughout the state,” said Todd Wallace, Managing Director and Austin & San Antonio Market Lead for JLL. JLL has nearly 30 retail brokers in Texas, and plans to grow the practice in key markets throughout the state. This includes San Antonio, where it also recently hired retail experts Ty West, Keith McRee and Gina Lloyd.

Sineni has more than 30 years of retail experience, specializing in tenant representation, site selection for retailers, land acquisition for shopping center development and project representation. In her new role, she will be responsible for helping grow the agency retail practice throughout San Antonio. Haag brings 10 years of experience to the firm, specializing in tenant and landlord representation. In his new role, he will be responsible for supporting the firm’s leasing practice. Both professionals join from United Commercial Realty (UCR) in San Antonio.

“This is another great step in the national expansion of JLL’s retail brokerage capabilities, a top priority for the firm this year,” added Naveen Jaggi, President of JLL Retail. During the past two years, JLL Retail has added retail brokerage experts in major markets including: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Seattle and Southern California.

Sineni was previously Managing Partner at UCR, where she formed the firm’s San Antonio division in 1993. Prior to joining UCR, she was a top producer and senior marketing consultant with Grubb & Ellis (formerly Henry S. Miller Co.) for two decades. She has worked a broad array of transactions for national corporations and retailers, including Target, Capital One, Best Buy, Brinker/Chili’s Restaurants, Simon Property Group and Starbucks. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas Austin, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Real Estate Council of San Antonio and the City of Castle Hills Strategic Planning.

Haag was a Partner at UCR, where he represented several major retailers, including FedEx Office, Napa Auto Parts and Scooter’s Coffee. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Real Estate Council of San Antonio and the San Antonio Executive Association.

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.

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 $55.3 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