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JLL Expands West Coast Public Institutions Real Estate Expertise

San Diego Civic veteran Andrew Phillips joins JLL

SAN DIEGO, CA, JULY 4, 2015 - To bridge the gap between available public resources and the cost of required infrastructure and services, public authorities are increasingly turning to Public-Private-Partnerships (P3). To help answer this need, JLL has hired Andrew Phillips, an eleven-year veteran of Civic San Diego, formerly the Centre City Development Corporation, to join JLL’s Public Institutions team in California as a Vice President.

In his new role and based in San Diego, Phillips will provide real estate development, financial and market analysis, and neighborhood revitalization advisory services to public sector and higher education clients in the western United States.

“JLL’s Public Institutions clients increasingly seek innovative funding solutions and are exploring the use of public-private partnerships to solve their fiscal constraints and deliver high quality real estate solutions,” said Kevin Wayer, Co-President Public Institutions, JLL.  ”Adding an expert like Andrew Phillips to our team strengthens our capabilities and expands our reach.  Andrew’s many years in public service give him with a unique capacity to understand our clients needs and objectives.”

Phillips worked for over a decade with Civic San Diego and was appointed Chief Financial and Operating Officer in November 2011. Phillips also served as Interim President from March 2014 to November 2014.  

“Over the past two years, JLL’s Public Institutions group has doubled its growth in the West,” said Bob Hunt, Managing Director, and West Coast leader of JLL’s Public Institutions practice. “This is the result of several signature wins including advising California State University Channel Islands, City of Napa and University of California Merced on P3 projects. Andrew’s extensive experience supporting California cities, counties and higher education on public/private partnerships, development and finance in helps us further enhance the expertise available to our clients.” 

During his tenure at Civic San Diego, Phillips participated in various complex public-private partnership negotiations, which delivered significant public benefits and revenues. Civic San Diego is known throughout the country as a model public agency for its tremendous accomplishments in revitalizing downtown San Diego along with its innovative public-private partnerships that resulted in award-winning transit-oriented catalyst projects and districts such as Smart Corner, Horton Plaza, The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, and Petco Park.

Prior to joining Civic San Diego, Phillips worked for five years for a multifamily real estate developer.

JLL Public Sector Real Estate Practice
Jones Lang LaSalle’s public sector real estate practice is a premier provider of strategic real estate advisory and transaction services for local, state, national and international public institutions, covering the spectrum of the real estate cycle. From strategy and project management, to transaction and execution, Jones Lang LaSalle brings public sector entities the perspective and expertise to turn a real estate portfolio into a collection of working assets that meet operational and occupancy requirements while generating revenues and reducing costs.

About JLL
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