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One of eight new regional business and elected leaders added to board
PHOENIX, September 24, 2015 – JLL Managing Director Bill Honsaker is one of eight new members just named to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) 2015-2016 Board of Directors. An award-winning broker in the Phoenix office of JLL, Honsaker has 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. In that time, he has served as an active GPEC Certified Ambassador for five years and is a current member of the Ambassador program steering committee.
At JLL, Honsaker is part of a veteran team assigned with representing both multi-national and local industrial users with lease and purchase negotiations. He is also responsible for lease and sale marketing of industrial properties on behalf of major owner clients, including land sales.
“Bill is a trusted source for clients and a knowledgeable spokesperson for our market – both characteristics that make him a tremendous representative for JLL and Phoenix at large,” said JLL Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond. “We congratulate him, and all of the new board members, on this recognition.”
“The representation from business and elected leaders on the GPEC Board is emblematic of the mission of GPEC in being a truly public-private partnership,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The addition of these new leaders to GPEC’s Board will further enhance the dialogue on advancing the region’s economy, leading to an aggressive, strategic pathway for positive community impact.”
In addition to Honsaker, the newest members of the GPEC Board include Jennifer Anderson, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Mike Arnold, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Freeport-McMorRan Inc.; Danielle Casey, Economic Development Director, City of Scottsdale; Pamela A. Higdon, Senior Vice President, The Northern Trust Company; the Honorable Michael Farrar, Councilmember, Town of Carefree; the Honorable Adolfo Gamez, Mayor, City of Tolleson; and Richmond J. Vincent, Jr., Senior Vice President of Workforce Development, Goodwill of Central Arizona.
The GPEC Board is led by Chairman Don Smith, President and CEO of CopperPoint Mutual, with Chris Zaharis, Executive Vice President of Empire Southwest, serving as Vice Chairman. Tammy McLeod, Vice President of Energy Resource Management with Arizona Public Service serves as Secretary and R. Neil Irwin, Partner with Bryan Cave, LLP as Treasurer.
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.
In Phoenix, JLL is a market leader employing more than 500 of the region’s most recognized industry experts offering office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant representation, facility and investment management, capital markets, multifamily investments and development services. In 2014, the Phoenix team completed 12.2 million square feet in lease transactions valued at $918 million, directed $75 million in project management and currently manages a 23.1 million-square-foot portfolio. For more news, videos and research resources on Jones Lang LaSalle, please visit www.jll.com or www.jll.com/phoenix.
About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)A true public-private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for Greater Phoenix. Working with its 23 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to this dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today's global economy. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region. For more information, visit www.gpec.org.
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