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JLL Honors Rob Martin with MVP Award

Martin recognized as JLL’s top selling salesperson nationwide; fourth consecutive year he has ranked among the firm’s top 5 producers in the United States

NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 — JLL honored Rob Martin, vice chairman, with its MVP Award earlier this month, recognizing him as the firm’s top broker nationwide for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Martin has ranked as one of JLL’s top five producers in the United States. The MVP Award is based on a broker’s individual annual production.

Martin, 54, has more than 30 years of experience in Manhattan commercial real estate and specializes in large, complex transactions for corporate tenants. He also has expertise in multi-market leasing and sales transactions throughout the United States, EMEA, and APAC.

In 2015, Martin completed more than 100 transactions, totaling 3.0 million square feet and valued in excess of $1 billion. In the past five years alone, Martin has arranged transactions that totaled more than 10 million square feet. Throughout his career, he has completed more than 40 million square feet in transactions.

“Rob has been an unbelievable leader within our brokerage team here in New York,” said Peter Riguardi, chairman of JLL’s New York tri-state operations. “His creativity and ability to make good things happen have led him to rank consistently as one of JLL’s top producers in New York and nationally."

One of Martin’s most noteworthy efforts in 2015 was completing the relocation of Assured Guaranty from 31 West 52nd Street to 1633 Broadway, both owned by Paramount Group. As part of the transaction, he also negotiated a complex profit-sharing structure that allowed the insurance firm and the building owner to profit from Assured Guaranty’s below-market lease at 31 West 52nd Street. The transaction is being considered for the Real Estate Board of New York’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award.

Prior to joining JLL, Martin served as an executive vice president with CBRE. As one of its top-producing brokers, he was honored each year with the firm’s Colbert Coldwell Circle award, which recognizes the top 3 percent of the company’s brokers worldwide. In 2000, the firm named Martin as its No. 2 worldwide producer and the top broker at its Midtown Manhattan office. He was also named as one of its Top 10 worldwide producer in 2003 and 2008.

Previously, Martin worked at Grubb & Ellis, where he began his career in 1984 and eventually rose to the position of senior managing director. Martin was consistently named by the company as one of its top 20 worldwide producers. In 1991, he was recognized as its top worldwide producer.

Martin received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed sales person in the state of New York and an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 2,000 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2014, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 22.8 million square feet of lease transactions, arranged investment sales transactions valued at more than $5.4 billion, managed projects valued at $7.6 billion, and oversaw a property management, facilities management and agency leasing portfolio exceeding 163 million square feet.

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