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JLL Continues to Expand New York Retail Services

Retail brokers Robert Kempner, Taylor Wos join JLL

NEW YORK, June 1, 2016 — JLL hired Robert Kempner and Taylor Wos to expand its retail brokerage services in New York. The new team members are joining the firm as associates and are part of JLL’s strategic growth plan for its New York retail brokerage business.

“JLL continues to expand its retail services in Manhattan to better serve our clients in one of the most important retail markets in the nation and the world,” said Phil Palmer, executive managing director. “New York’s retail sector remains an important target for growth for JLL, and the addition of Robert Kempner and Taylor Wos to our retail brokerage team further adds to our breadth of retail services in Manhattan.”

Robert Kempner has more than five years of experience in retail real estate, with expertise in agency leasing and tenant representation. Previously, he served as a director with ABS Partners Real Estate LLC, where he was responsible for the leasing of the company’s retail portfolio. Kempner was also part of a team that represented tenants and managed exclusive listings for a number of other New York building owners.

Kempner received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York.

Taylor Wos has real estate experience across both office and retail assets. Previously, she served as an investment sales associate for Cushman & Wakefield, where she was responsible for new business development and client management. Wos has extensive retail experience with both fashion and luxury brands, having previously worked for Cartier Richmont North America, Ralph Lauren and Betteridge Jewelers.

Wos received a bachelor’s degree in international political economy, with a minor in European history, from Elon University. She is continuing her education at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. Wos is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 2,300 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2015, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 32.6 million square feet of lease transactions; arranged investment sales, notes, debt and equity transactions valued at more than $8.2 billion; managed projects valued at $7.8 billion; and oversaw a property management, facilities management and agency leasing portfolio exceeding 141 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 280 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 $58.3 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