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Current responsibilities
Steve Burkett serves as Executive Vice President of the JLL Tenant Representation group.

His market knowledge, strong finance and analytical skills, extensive negotiation experience and knowledge of the development process enable him to serve clients in straight lease, lease-equity, and ownership transactions.

Tenant representation, leasing and law firms

Years of experience
30+ years

Steve brings over 30+ years of experience representing tenants in transactions ranging from 1,000 to 765,000-square-foot expansions.

Key clients

  • Akin Gump
  • Caddell Chapman
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • DCP Midstream
  • Energy Partners
  • Gardere Wynne
  • Haynes and Boone
  • McKinsey & Company
  • McMoRan Exploration
  • Rosetta Resources
  • SBM Atlantia
  • Seahawk Drilling, Inc.
  • Strasburger & Price LLP
  • Susman Godfrey, LLP
  • Targa Resources
  • Total Petrochemicals, USA


  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Broker of the Year award in 2007
  • NAIOP Broker of the Year finalist in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005
  • and 2006
  • Received the Top Gun award six times since 2003
  • The Inaugural Staubach Champion of Excellence in 1999
  • Received Jones Lang LaSalle/Staubach Top Achiever award 22 times
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Gold Achiever award in 2012

Steve received a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brown University.


  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)
  • A senior fellow (Class XXIV) of American Leadership Forum (ALF) and served as a Trustee of ALF
  • Served as President and board member of the Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA)
  • Served two terms on the National Board of Governors of Brown University Alumni Association
  • Served as President of the Brown Club of Houston; Currently an active board member
  • An Eagle Scout