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JLL Phoenix Office Adds New Industrial Expert as Senior Vice President

Industry Veteran Richard Collins Jr. joins local industrial team

PHOENIX, Feb. 29, 2016 – The Phoenix office of JLL has hired industry veteran Richard Collins Jr. as a senior vice president and the newest member JLL’s local industrial brokerage team.

A 20-year industry veteran, Collins joins JLL from CD Commercial Advisors, where he served as President. Prior to this, he served for almost a decade as a Principal at Ross Brown Partners. Collins specializes in industrial real estate, but offers broad expertise in both office and industrial leasing and sales, and a strong understanding of the development, finance, property management and construction processes.

“Rick recognizes all of the elements involved in a successful commercial real estate deal, and he’s worked diligently in his career to gain an understanding of each of these factors,” said JLL Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond. “His commitment to his trade and his genuine interest in his clients’ wellbeing make him an exceptional addition to our Phoenix industrial team.”

Collins joins an award-winning JLL industrial team ranging from Associates to Managing Directors, who regularly lead many of the Valley’s largest lease and investment deals.

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

In Phoenix, JLL is a market leader employing over 540 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 2015, the Phoenix team completed 17.2 million square feet in lease and sale transactions valued at $930 million, directed $125 million in project management and currently manages a 16.4 million-square-foot portfolio. For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit or