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Current Responsibilities Aaron Gray focuses on providing transaction services primarily to office tenants in the market as well as cross selling JLL's global platform to the Florida marketplace. Aaron has completed over $70MM in lease transactions in the Orlando MSA within the past 12 months, making him one of the most active brokers in this market. He focuses primarily on representing tenants to generate leverage within the market in order drive maximum concessions for the clients he represents.
ExperienceAaron brings considerable local market knowledge, networking strength and high energy level to JLL's local brokerage team. Prior to joining JLL, Aaron was a leader of the Office Group at Grubb & Ellis. In recognizing a need for the growing tech community in Downtown Orlando to cluster, Aaron and his team were responsible for re-purposing the vacant Church Street Exchange purely for the tech community’s growth. His team’s efforts were successful and resulted in the leasing of 68,000 square feet in less than 11 months. The Exchange has resulted in Aaron and his team receiving numerous accolades such as:
- NAIOP’s Most Unique Transaction of 2014- ULI Trendsetter Award 2014- Golden Brick – Category Office Buildings 2014- Golden Brick – Category Internal Projects 2014
Aaron was also nominated for a Schwartz Tech Award as a Tech Community Champion, earned recognition from the Orlando Business Journal as an honoree in their annual 40 Under 40 in 2014, and was awarded 2nd Place in office tenant representation by NAIOP 2014.
Education and Affiliations Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Indiana University and received his Master’s of Science in Real Estate from the University of Central Florida in 2011. Now he serves as a board member for the University of Central Florida Real Estate Council. Aaron also sits on the board for Canvs, a 17K SF, non-profit co-working space in the Exchange with the mission of making it easier for entrepreneurs to launch and grow their companies in Central Florida. Aaron personally contributes to the Coalition for the Homeless, the Orlando Tech Association, Starter Studio, Canvs, and he is a board member Growing Orlando, which is a non-profit, multi-site urban farming initiative with a desire to increase community access to healthy, organic & locally grown produce inside the city of Orlando.