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Based in Orlando, John Lambert is the Regional Leasing Director in Orlando/Florida.

He is responsible for the oversight of all operational functions and collaborates with clients and client service teams to develop and implement strategies, which maximize asset value.  

Additional responsibilities include serving as the Agency Leasing Lead, where he is responsible for the administration and management of leasing brokers and provides strategic planning and evaluation of remerchandising and redevelopment of properties.

John also plays an instrumental role in business development and relationship management for investor and occupier clients seeking retail services in Florida.

John has 20+ years of real estate experience in leasing, development, management, finance and operations.  Prior to joining JLL, he was a partner with Progressive Development Services.

In this role, he was responsible for both debt and equity financing for mixed-use developments. Additionally, he performed conceptual planning for mixed-use developments including site and lease plans, establishing market rents and out parcel pricing. He implemented retail leasing and merchandising plans with in-house, third party leasing agents and tenant representatives.

John was also responsible for coordinating property management operations to include turnover from construction, property operation manual preparation, rent collection activities and annual operating expense reconciliations.

Prior to joining Progressive Development Services, John served as Director of Asset Management for JDN Realty Corporation where he was responsible for asset management, leasing and property management for over 115 shopping centers consisting of 11.3 million square feet.

He has also held several senior management positions in real estate including Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Asset Management for Regency Centers, L.P. (formerly Regency Realty Corporation).

Throughout his career, Mr. Lambert has developed and maintains a strong network of relationships with national and regional retailers.

John holds a bachelor of arts degree from Morehead State University.

He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and holds a real estate license in the states of Florida and Georgia.