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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.

Experience

Aaron 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.

Education and Affiliations

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Indiana University and received his Masters 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, the Association for Corporate Growth Central Florida Chapter and 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 is a founder of Wet Paint Capital, an angel investment group that focuses on early stage investments in Central Florida. Aaron also personally contributes to the Coalition for the Homeless, the Orlando Tech Association, Starter Studio, Canvs, Firesping Fund and he is a board member of 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.​

Achievements

  • ​CoStar Power Broker Top Office Leasing Broker 2015 & 2016

  • NAIOP 2016 Investment Land Broker of the year 

  • NAIOP 2014 & 2015 Tenant Representative Office Broker of the Year

  • NAIOP 2014 Most Unique Transaction 

  • ULI Trendsetter Award 2014

  • Golden Brick Award  – Office Buildings & Internal Projects Categories 2014

  • Orlando Business Journal - 40 under 40 in 2014.

  • Schwartz Tech Award Nominee - Tech Community Champion ​