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Current responsibilities
Based in Boston, Steve Ferris co-leads JLL’s National Retail Tenant Services Group, a specialty service line focused on expanding the firm’s retail tenant representation capabilities.

In his role, he provides full-service Real Estate consulting to national retailers which includes strategic initiatives, site selection, and portfolio optimization. The practice is built on long-term relationships with clients goals as the top priority.

Experience
Prior to joining JLL, Steve was the co-founder of Surge Retail International, a boutique firm specializing in Tenant Representation for specialty retailers in enclosed mall, outlet, lifestyle centers and street locations.

Prior to SURGE, he worked 10 for New England Development specializing in Shopping Center development leasing. Projects included Mall at Rockingham Park, Solomon Pond Mall, Northshore Mall and City Place at West Palm Beach. He also led a leasing team while at SURGE opening Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium for the Kraft Group.

Currently for JLL, his existing clients include SuperDry, Shinola, Nespresso, Bose, Coty Inc. ,Fossil, Swarovski, Tempur-Pedic, Think Food Group and Wolverine Worldwide.

Education
Steve graduated with a BS Degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a semester abroad at London School of Economics.