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​Current responsibilities​​
Brian Ginkel is a Managing Director responsible for managing and growing JLL’s business across the Minneapolis market as well as for representing clients in real estate transactions throughout the world.  Brian strategic focus ensures that his client’s real estate strategy is aligned with business objectives.  His foremost goal is to advise his clients on structuring and implementing real estate strategies that create flexibili​ty, cost savings, and mitigate risk.  His work ethic, integrity, passion, and loyalty have been the driving force behind his strong client relationships and success. 

Years of experience
15 years

Tenant Representation
Portfolio Management
Data Center Solutions
Corporate Solutions

Brian joined JLL in 2007 and has been an instrumental member in helping JLL develop and grow in Minneapolis.  He has over 15 years of corporate real estate experience.

In 2012, Brian was part of a team that advised on over 2.3 Million square feet of real estate transactions in the United States and Canada consisting of office, warehousing, manufacturing, distribution/fulfillment, land, and mission critical solutions.


  • Awarded Real Estate Transaction of the Year (NAIOP MN) 2012, 2014 & 2015
  • JLL Top Gun: Top 10% of Global Professionals 2014-2015
  • JLL Top Producer: North America 2012-2015
  • Power Broker (CoStar) – 2008-2015

University of Colorado – Leeds School of Business
Major: Economics with an emphasis in Business Finance


  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Member of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Masters in Corporate Real Estate (MCR)

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