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Baltimore, MD

JLL Adds Prominent Retail Broker Team to Greater Baltimore Office

Jeff Bach and Joe Botzler expected to catapult JLL’s Baltimore retail practice

BALTIMORE, Nov. 2, 2017 – JLL today announced it has hired veteran retail brokers Jeff Bach and Joe Botzler as a Managing Director and a Vice President, respectively. The team will be located in the firm's Baltimore, Maryland office and will work in concert with and complement JLL's Mid-Atlantic tenant representation experts who have served the market's retail needs for nearly a decade. They will also partner closely with retail investment sales expert Bill Moylan and retail property management led by Tim Hearn. 

"Jeff and Joe are retail powerhouses in the Greater Baltimore region," notes Mark G. Levy, Managing Director and Greater Baltimore Market Leader. "Their experience successfully identifying and growing the area's premier retailers is one of the many reasons we are proud to welcome them to the JLL team. With their addition, we'll be able to continue providing our current and future clients with their unparalleled retail services across the spectrum."

Bach and Botzler come to JLL from a global commercial real estate firm where they specialized in regional and national tenant representation and agency leasing. In their previous roles, Bach and Botzler were responsible for market analysis, site selection, lease negotiation, lease renewals and terminations, as well as retail consulting work.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to be making the leap to JLL," states Bach. "We've been watching JLL's retail transformation in Greater Baltimore and nationally, and look forward to expanding JLL's premier retail brand. We see the impact that working in a truly integrated company can have, and are looking forward to adding tremendous value to our clients."

Bach and Botzler bring decades of agency leasing experience in urban, mixed use, shopping centers and ground-up developments for institutional owners, local owners and developers. In addition, the team specializes in coordinating tenant representation services through the acquisition, disposition, and relocation of national, regional and local tenants. Both gentlemen are actively involved with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and have been named CoStar's Power Brokers. Bach is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and Botzler holds a bachelor of science degree from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

JLL is the largest third party retail property manager in the United States with more than 1,000 centers, totaling 125 million square feet under management, lease and sale. The firm has more than 150 retail brokerage experts spanning 35 markets, representing over 1,000 retail clients. In 2016, JLL's retail team completed 1,200+ leases on transaction management and lease renewals, generated $65.3 million in savings to clients through restructuring services, negotiated 950+ leases for retailers and 1,200+ leases for landlords and completed more than $5.4 billion of investment sales, dispositions and financing for investors.  For more news, videos and research from JLL's retail team, please visit:


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 $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 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