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JLL’s New Jersey Office Hires Andrew Zezas, RealStrat Team

Zezas joins JLL in New Jersey as managing director; brings Paulo Santos, Christopher Borgese

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., October 8, 2015 — JLL has announced that Andrew Zezas, SIOR, CEO of New Jersey-based Real Estate Strategies Corp., has joined JLL’s New Jersey office as a managing director. Joining Zezas at JLL as vice presidents are RealStrat’s leadership team, Paulo Santos and Christopher Borgese.

Zezas, Santos and Borgese will be part of JLL’s brokerage team, led by Dan Loughlin, international director and head of New Jersey brokerage. Zezas and his team will be responsible for new business development, with a focus on cultivating relationships with CFOs and other C-Suite executives. They will also provide real estate advisory and tenant representation services to space users throughout New Jersey, as well as other parts of the United States.
Zezas has nearly three decades of experience in the New Jersey real estate market, providing planning, advisory and transactional services for clients in the office, distribution, manufacturing, technology and life sciences sectors. Founded in 2002, RealStrat’s clients have included financial executives and senior management at public, private and non-profit corporations in a range of industries throughout the United States.

“We are pleased to welcome Andrew and his team to JLL,” said Robert Kossar, executive managing director and market director for JLL’s New Jersey operations. “Our clients will greatly benefit from the combined experience of these professionals and their ability to expand our reach in the corporate community will further enhance JLL’s position in the market.”

Santos is a licensed real estate salesperson with 19 years of experience in information technology, which has enabled him to assist companies in achieving their business objectives.

Borgese, also a licensed real estate salesperson, has vast experience marketing to C-level leaders, which enabled him to expand RealStrat’s new business pipeline.

JLL is a leader in the northern/central New Jersey commercial real estate market, with nearly 800 professionals and support staff providing agency leasing and property marketing, tenant representation, industrial services, strategic consulting, occupancy planning, workplace strategies, project and development services, property and facility management, and investment sales/capital markets services to New Jersey's leading corporate tenants, investors and landlords. The firm, which assists clients from three full-service offices in Parsippany, Iselin (Metropark) and East Rutherford, also acts as a local service provider for JLL’s global and national corporate clients in need of real estate assistance in New Jersey. JLL’s New Jersey operations were honored by NJBiz magazine as one of its 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey.

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