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JLL Announces Leadership Succession in South Central Region

Paul Whitman transitioning management responsibilities to Jeff Staubach and David Carroll

DALLAS, October 1, 2015 – JLL today announced the transition of several key leadership roles to build upon the growth in the firm’s South Central Region, which includes the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and all of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. It’s after nearly eight years leading JLL locally that Paul Whitman has decided to step down from his day-to-day management role and focus exclusively on serving his clients’ real estate needs. 

“The plan has been in the works for over a year and since 2008 JLL has gone through tremendous growth locally and nationally,” said Whitman.  “In the region we’ve added several new business lines, completed numerous acquisitions and recruited key industry players to expand the platform; and now that all of our new business lines are up and running it seemed like the most opportune time to make my transition.” 

Jeff Staubach, who has led the Dallas tenant representation group for the past five years, will be named President, and David Carroll, who is currently the Chief Operating Officer, will be named Market Director of the South Central Region.  

“I’ve worked with Jeff and David for years, and part of my succession plan was to ensure that the firm and our clients remain in expert hands,” said Whitman.  “They have strong track records and their creative client-centric approach will be a key driver as JLL continues to grow in the South Central Region.”

The transition will begin immediately and be completed by January 2016. Until then, Whitman will continue to guide the region and work hand-in-hand with the new executive partnership between Staubach and Carroll. 

“The South Central Region is one of JLL’s top-performing U.S. regions, and it’s crucial that our leadership continue to operate with the same level of best-in-class expertise,” said JLL CEO, Markets John Gates.  “Jeff and David have superior reputations and are recognized leaders.  I am confident that they will continue to create new opportunities for the firm’s growth.”

Staubach is a graduate of Duke University.  Throughout his 16-year career he has completed over 5 million square feet valued in excess of $1 billion.  He has achieved numerous industry accomplishments, including Real Estate Forum Forty Under 40, Dallas Business Journal Heavy Hitters (multiple years) and Dallas Business Journal Best New Office Development in 2006.  He currently sits on the Advisory Board Member of the Junior League of Dallas, Board Member of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Advisory Board member of the Center for Brain Health, Advisory Board Member of Allies In Service.

Carroll has an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s University and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Dallas Regional Chamber.

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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. A Fortune 500 company 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 $56.0 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