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JLL Expands Agency Leasing Team with Award-Winning Landlord Representative

Bubba Harkins joins firm as Senior Vice President

HOUSTON, Oct. 6, 2016 – JLL today announced Bubba Harkins has joined the firm's Agency Leasing team as Senior Vice President. Harkins will assume immediate responsibility for a 4.2 million-square-foot portfolio that includes Allen Center and 1600 Smith in downtown Houston.

"We are thrilled Bubba is joining the JLL team to represent Allen Center and 1600 Smith," said Paul Frazier, executive vice president with Brookfield Property Partners. "Dedication to excellence is a cornerstone of the Brookfield brand and Bubba's addition to the JLL team exemplifies the same commitment. His reputation in the market is stellar and his credentials speak for themselves. We look forward to his contributions."

Harkins has more than 16 years of experience representing corporate, institutional and private sector clients in commercial lease transactions. Over the course of his career he has been responsible for marketing and leasing some of Houston's most identifiable office buildings, including a 5.6 million-square-foot Class A portfolio, consisting of 10 buildings at Greenway Plaza and three buildings at Post Oak Central in the Galleria submarket.

"Bubba is a highly respected brokerage professional with a proven ability to serve as a strategic business partner to his clients," said John Pruitt, executive vice president of Agency Leasing for JLL Houston. "He has tremendous respect among his peers throughout the market and is a natural fit to our collaborative, congenial and client-centered team here at JLL."

"JLL's global platform and culture of teamwork, excellence and ethics is attractive because it positions me to deliver the highest quality service to my clients," said Harkins. "I look forward to working with the current team to advance JLL's portfolio and presence in Houston."

As a member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP, Harkins is actively engaged in Houston's commercial real estate community. He was named Landlord Representative of the Year by the Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA) in 2010.

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