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MIAMI, FL

JLL Adds South Florida’s Top-Performing Industrial Brokerage Team

Addition of Brian Smith and Audley Bosch marks latest sign of regional expansion just two months after Cresa South Florida acquisition


MIAMI, February 25, 2016 – JLL is on the move in South Florida once again, adding the region’s top-producing industrial brokerage team of Brian Smith and Audley Bosch. The news follows the team’s recent completion of a 550,000-square-foot lease that paves the way for Telemundo Enterprises/NBC Universal’s world headquarters and studio campus in western Miami-Dade. The transaction is believed to be the most valuable lease deal completed in South Florida history.
 
The addition of Mr. Smith and Mr. Bosch is the latest in a series of significant moves by JLL aimed at adding top-tier professionals to its South Florida office. The firm acquired Cresa South Florida in mid-December, regarded as the region’s preeminent tenant-focused real estate advisory firm, and added office agency veteran Eric Groffman as Executive Vice President earlier this month.

“Brian and Audley have developed important client relationships and bring deep expertise in completing complex transactions in what has become one of the world's fastest-growing industrial markets," said JLL Managing Director Alan Kleber. "Most important, Brian and Audley approach each relationship as true advisors to their client, whether it’s an institutional owner, private client or multinational company. Their addition strengthens JLL’s standing as the dominant real estate advisory firm in South Florida."
 
Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Smith served as executive director and Mr. Bosch as senior director at Cushman & Wakefield, where they specialized in the sale and leasing of industrial property.
 
“The opportunity to join Alan Kleber, Matthew Goodman and the rest of the JLL team was too attractive to pass up," said Brian Smith, Managing Director at JLL. "JLL has assembled many of the highest caliber advisors in South Florida who are drawn to the firm's collaborative culture, tremendous resources and a high-energy atmosphere fueled by a commitment to excellence.”
 
"JLL is solidifying its reputation as South Florida’s blue chip real estate advisory firm just as the region emerges among the world’s most in-demand markets for industrial real estate and logistics,” added Mr. Bosch, Senior Vice President at JLL. “Our clients will have access to JLL’s full-service platform, a network of relationships that span the globe, and South Florida’s most in-depth market research.”
 
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Smith has been involved in many of South Florida’s largest industrial transactions, handling more than $2 billion in deals during his career. Their team represents some of the region’s largest owners of industrial real estate, chief among them Prologis. They oversee the leasing and marketing of almost 6 million square feet of warehouse space across Miami-Dade mostly on behalf of Prologis, including Beacon Lakes, a world-class business park totaling 478 acres. Some major transactions in recent years include the lease-up of 500,000 square feet of space at Doral’s Beacon at 97th on behalf of owner KTR and the $76.5 million acquisition of the 1 million-square-foot Palmetto Tradeport business park, on behalf of Prologis.
 
Both Mr. Smith and Mr. Bosch have earned Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, or SIOR, designation and are certified Global Supply Chain Solutions experts.
 
Across Florida, JLL has approximately 650 employees providing real estate expertise in all major markets, including Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando and Jacksonville. The company provides a broad platform of specialized real estate services, including leasing, both tenant and landlord representation, property management, project and development services and investment sales. JLL’s Florida leasing and management portfolio has more than 28.6 million square feet, which includes some of the state’s most iconic buildings.

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 $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.4 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.