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HOUSTON, TX

JLL Strengthens Agency Leasing Group with Four Seasoned Professionals

Brokers Pruitt, Siegrist, Hutcheson and Ochoa join JLL Houston


HOUSTON, October 26, 2015 – JLL today announced the expansion of its Houston Agency Leasing group with the addition of four new professionals: John Pruitt, Eric Siegrist, J.P. Hutcheson, and Jessica Ochoa.  The team joins the firm from DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield and brings with them an office portfolio totaling in excess of 10 million square feet. 

“John, Eric, J.P. and Jessica are all first-class industry veterans that our Houston brokers have enjoyed negotiating leases with for years, so there’s already a mutual respect that will complement our collaborative team culture,” said JLL President Dan Bellow.  “The addition of this dynamic team will take our Houston platform to the next level as a competitive leader in the market.”  

Pruitt joins JLL as Executive Vice President after spending over 30 years in the industry working with some of the most active institutional investors in the U.S.  Throughout his career he has negotiated over 3,500 office leases valued in excess of $3.5 billion. 
Siegrist began his career at JLL in 1998 and rejoins the firm as Senior Vice President.  In his previous position as co-lead of the Agency Leasing team at DTZ, he was responsible for the leasing and marketing efforts of six million square feet of Class A office space in the Houston area.

Hutcheson joins JLL as Senior Vice President.  He has over 12 years of industry experience, and has completed over 2 million square feet of office transactions that is valued at $300 million.  He is currently a candidate for the Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM) designation and a member of NAIOP. 

Ochoa joins JLL as Senior Vice President with experience marketing Class A mid and high-rise office assets.  During her 12-year career, she has been involved in several high profile speculative projects where she partnered with the owner and architectural team throughout the design development, branding, and marketing process. 

The addition of the four-person team raises the Houston Agency Leasing portfolio in Houston to 13.5 million square feet. 

“JLL’s global platform and culture of excellence was attractive to our team because it will allow us to enhance the level of service we deliver to our clients,” said Pruitt.  “We all look forward to partnering with the current team to advance JLL’s local presence.”
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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 www.jll.com.