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Bill Barrack joined JLL's Boston office in 1984. He is a Managing Director and his current responsibilities include oversight of the firm's New England Leasing Group. He specializes in representing first-class office tenants in Boston.

Bill has directed the strategy and real estate planning processes for many of Boston's premier firms including; Hancock Natural Resources Group, Marsh & McClennan, McDermott, Will & Emery, Kessler Financial Services, The Berkshire Group, Manulife Financial, Boston Ventures Management and John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.

Experience

  •  Digitas, US Portfolio: Bill captained the three-member team that completed 19 assignments totaling over 375,000 square feet for Digitas. Assignments included a 200,000 square-foot headquarters negotiation/ relocation in Boston, as well as disposition assignments in Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Salt Lake City. In addition, the team executed new leases in Detroit and Seattle to accommodate customer relationships. Mr. Barrack also coordinated the base building due diligence process for the headquarters transaction in Boston.

  • Nixon Peabody, Boston, MA: Bill was part of the two-member team that directed the search and implemented the strategy for a 140,000 square-foot move vs. stay (renewal) negotiation.          

  • Mutual Funds Service Company, Boston, MA: Bill co-directed the entire search and negotiation process during the relocation and expansion of Mutual Funds' 125,000 square-foot Boston-based corporate headquarters.          

  • Adams, Harkness & Hill, Boston, MA:  Bill was the co-captain of the Team that evaluated AH&H's headquarter's needs, assessed market conditions and alternatives and negotiated a new 52,000-square-foot lease for its relocation.  A large component of the process was the due diligence of the infrastructure the firm required for redundancy and to support the growth of its trading facilities.

  • Boston Stock Exchange, Inc., Boston, MA: Bill co-directed the technical and leasing team in the search and negotiation for the Boston Stock Exchange's data center site, as well as their executive offices and trading floor requirements, which totaled 50,000 square feet in all.         

  • Robinson & Cole, Boston, MA: Bill was the captain of the team that evaluated Robinson & Cole's existing headquarters needs, assessed the market, and negotiated a new 40,000 square-foot lease. Bill also coordinated the architectural, mechanical and legal aspects of the negotiations. Robinson & Cole is a three-time repeat client.

  • Fitzhugh & Associates, Boston, MA: Bill has directed the search and negotiation processes for all of this firm's office space requirements. Fitzhugh & Associates is a five-time repeat client.

Awards

  • CBA Broker of the Year Leadership Award 2015

  • CBA Office Deal of the Year, Downtown 2015

  • CBA Office Deal of the Year, Downtown 2014

  • CBA Office Deal of the Year, Downtown 2008

  • CBA Office Deal of the Year 2008

  • JLL Manager of the Year 2005

  • Commercial Property News, National Hot Broker 2005

  • CBA Multi-Million Dollar Club: Platinum 2002, 2003

  • Boston Business Journal "Top 40 under 40"

  • GBREB Deal of the Year, Downtown Landlord 1998

  • GBREB Distinguished Achievement in Leasing Award, 1991-1999

  • GBREB Top 10% Producer, Greater Boston 1996, 1997, and 1998

  • JLL Employee of the Year 1998

  • GBREB Office Deal of the Year, Downtown Tenant 1994

  • JLL President's Award for Special Achievement 1994

  • GBREB Office Deal of the Year, Downtown Landlord 1993

  • JLL National Broker of the Year 1993

  • JLL New England Region Broker of the Year 1989

  • JLL Rookie of the Year 1984

Education
Connecticut College, B.A., Government

Affiliations

  • Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

  • Commercial Brokers Association (CBA)

  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

  • Commercial Leasing & Investment Committee, Director, 1991-1997

  • Connecticut College, Board of Trustees, 2005-2013

  • American Cancer Society, Board of Directors, 1991-1996

  • Wellesley Conservation Council, Assistant Treasurer, 1992-1995

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

  • United States Merchant Marine 1979-1980

  • Bus Tour Captain 2005

  • Mid-Year Round-up Panelist 2004       

  • Mid-Year Round-up Panelist 2001

  • Sovereign Bank Economic Forecast Panelist 2005

  • WBZ Business Radio, March 2004

  • CNBC “The Closing Bell” Live, February 19, 2003