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Cincinnati, OH

JLL Continues to Grow Retail Team with Addition of Vice President

Kevin Thobe brings extensive retail experience and expertise to JLL

Cincinnati, May 15, 2018 – JLL is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Thobe to the Cincinnati retail team. Thobe brings more than 12 years of retail brokerage experience to the firm where he focuses on representing clients including developers, REIT's, receivers, institutional and professional shopping center owners, as well as retail tenant representation.

Thobe's experience includes an extensive background in tenant negotiations, retail and restaurant leasing, anchor tenant leasing for new ground-up developments, as well as joint venture and agency leasing assignments. He has an extensive mix of retail clients, both on the national and local level.

Thobe will work alongside JLL's Cincinnati retail, office and industrial teams, led by Managing Director Bill Poffenberger. JLL added retail broker, Giorgio Karras in early 2018.

"We are fortunate to have great corporate clients with diverse real estate needs and Kevin is a dynamic talent to help strengthen our team. We are excited to welcome Kevin to JLL and to expand our growing retail presence," said Poffenberger. "His experience and breadth of knowledge will further position this talented team and enhance our offerings in the region."

The recent hire comes at an ideal time for the Cincinnati retail team. With the International Council of Shopping Center's holding their Global Retail Real Estate Convention this month, the expanding team has an opportunity to present JLL's retail capabilities in the market and the increased momentum the firm has seen this year.

"The Greater Cincinnati region continues to see development and growth from several large investors and tenants," said Thobe. "I am looking forward to this continued growth with JLL's retail team."

Thobe is an active member of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, International Council of Shopping Centers and is an Ohio Licensed Real Estate Associate.

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