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JLL Expands Brokerage Platform with a Trio of Multi-Market Disposition Experts

Donna Kolius, Pierce Owens and Kaylie Walker join JLL in Houston

HOUSTON, April 17, 2017 – JLL continues the strategic expansion of its disposition business in Houston with the addition of three new experts Donna Kolius, Pierce Owens and Kaylie Walker. The group will join JLL's brokerage team focusing on multi-market dispositions, national portfolio strategies, and sale leasebacks for corporations, private equity firms, real estate investment trusts, investors and retailers.

"The continued growth of our platform reflects the evolution and transformation of our clients' heightened demand for fully-integrated real estate services," said Mark Raines, Senior Vice President and retail lead, JLL Houston. "The addition of this dynamic team will take our Houston platform to the next level and complement our leasing and tenant representation services in the multi-markets." 

Kolius joins JLL as Executive Vice President after more than 33 years in the industry. Throughout her career she has negotiated the sale of real estate portfolios totalling $4.2 billion on behalf of real estate investment trusts, Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions and international retailers. Kolius is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a member of ICSC.

Owens joins JLL as Senior Vice President. Throughout his career he has negotiated the sale of real estate portfolios valued in excess of $2 billion for corporations, private equity firms, financial institutions and real estate investment trusts. Owens has more than 15 years of experience, is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a member of ICSC.

Walker will join JLL as an Associate. She brings to the firm experience in the sale of national real estate portfolios on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, real estate investment trusts and private equity firms. Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance. She is also an active member of ICSC.

"JLL's full-service global platform, multi-market expertise and overall culture are exciting because they position us to deliver the highest quality service and optimal results to our clients," said Kolius. "We look forward to working with the current team to expand JLL's existing brokerage offering and further establish JLL as the market leader in real estate services."

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit