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Current responsibilities
Buzz Ellis serves as Managing Director for JLL and has over 26 years of experience in commercial real estate. Specializing in office leasing and sales in the greater Portland market, he has represented the commercial real estate needs of numerous corporations, institutions and developers.

In 2005, Buzz founded the Portland office of Pacific Real Estate Partners. His prior experience includes time as Vice President with Doug Bean & Associates and as a leasing broker in the downtown Los Angeles office of The Seeley Company.​
Agency Leasing
Capital Markets
Investment Sales
Clients (partial list)
• Bank of America 
• Bentall Kennedy
• BlackRock
• Broadreach Capital Partners
• Capstone Partners
• Clarion Partners
• Colony Realty Partners
• Cypress Equities
• Equity Office Properties
• Industrial Income Trust
• LNR Realty
• Meriwether Partners
• Morrison Karsten Group
• Olympic Capital
• OPUS Northwest
• Prudential Real Estate Investors 
• Schnitzer West
• Specht Properties
• Shorenstein Realty Services
• SKB Companies
• TA Associates Realty
• UBS Realty Investors
• Unico Properties
• WHI Real Estate Partners​
• Costar Power Broker (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• CAR Office Broker of the Year (2006)
• SIOR Investment Transaction of the Year (2004)
• Most Valuable Broker of the Year, BOMA Portland Chapter (2001)
Business Communications - University of Southern California, 1986-1990
Community and personal information
• Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
• Past President and Board Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, Portland Chapter
• Past Chair, National Council of Chapter Presidents, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
• Past President and Board Member, Commercial Association of Realtors
• Past National Board Member, Realtors Commercial Alliance
• Advisory and Sunnyside Land Use Committees, Clackamas Regional Center Plan
• Board Member, Dougy Center, a center for grieving children