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​Current responsibilities
A Managing Director with JLL, JJ Shephard is known as a market leader for providing successful leasing strategies to his institutional clients.

His diverse real estate practice also includes the representation of a variety of companies including Fortune 500 companies and local startups. 

Specialties
• Agency Leasing
• Capital Markets

Experience
Previously, JJ was a  Principal with Pacific Real Estate Partners, Inc. and has been involved in more than 800 leasing transactions totaling over 5M SF and in excess of $800M of sales transactions.

Prior to commercial real estate, JJ was the CFO at CyberSafe, Inc. and Senior Financial Analyst at McCaw Cellular/AT&T.

Key clients
• Archon
• Beacon Capital 
• Brickman
• City of Bellevue
• KBS Realty
• Kilroy
• King County 
• Piedmont
• QBE 
• Schnitzer West
• Sound Transit 
• State of Washington
• TIAA-CREF
• Unico
• University of Washington
• Vulcan 
• W3 Partners
• Wells Real Estate

Awards
• 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Costar Power Broker
• Finalist for the 2011 SIOR Broker of the Year

Education
JJ received a B.S. in Finance and Marketing with honors from the University of Oregon.

Affiliations
• Member, Urban Land Institute
• Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
• Member, Bellevue Transportation Committee
• Member, Bellevue Downtown Association
• Soccer and Track & Field Coach
• Past Board Member, Eastside Catholic High School