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Joe Messina is an executive managing director with JLL's New York City office. He is tasked with building and managing a strategic consulting/analytics group that will provide industry leading analytics and offer high level consulting, transaction strategy, structuring and execution services.

Consulting, Strategic & Financial Planning, Complex Financial Analysis, Transaction / Deal Structure, Lease Negotiation, Demographic Analysis, Tenant Representation

Years of experience

Joe joined JLL from Savills Studley, Inc. where he was an executive managing director.  At Savills Studley, he developed and managed a consulting/analytics group that served their New York and New Jersey offices. Joe provides a unique combination of strategy and financial planning expertise which results in the development and implementation of value-add occupancy decisions. Joe's ability to translate a firm's financial and operational objectives into a tactical vision has resulted in the creation of significant value / savings. Joe has an excellent understanding real estate's financial statement impact and is highly skilled at structuring and analyzing real estate transactions to maximize specific economic objectives.

He began his career in 1997 as an associate at Studley. He subsequently held various positions at the firm until February 2013 when he was promoted to executive managing director.

Key transactions

ClientSize (SF)LocationAssignment
  • Willis Group Holdings, Ltd.
205,000New York, NYHeadquarters
  • Deluxe Digital Studios, Inc.
130,000Los Angeles, CAHeadquarters
  • Thomas Publishing Company
111,508 New York, NYLease Restructure
  • Hatch Mott McDonald Group
81,000Iselin, NJHeadquarters
  • Perkins Eastman Architects
80,000New York, NYLease
  • Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
74,000New York, NYLease Restructure
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
72,000Teaneck, NJLease
  • Rothschild North America, Inc.
69,000New York, NYLease
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
65,000Bridgewater, NJLease
  • Fujitsu Limited
62,000Pearl RiverLease
  • Weidlinger Associates Inc.
61,000New York, NYLease
  • QUANTA U.S. Holdings, Inc.
57,000New York, NYDisposition/Acquisition
  • Herzfeld & Rubin
56,000New York, NYLease
  • CBS Broadcasting
56,000New York, NYDisposition
  • National Cable Communications
51,000New York, NYLease Renewal
  • WW Norton & Company
51,000New York, NYLease
  • Guardian Insurance
45,000New York, NYLease
  • Deluxe Laboratories, Inc.
45,000New York, NYLease
  • Sojitz Corporation of America
44,000New York, NYLease
  • Kaltex North America Inc.
42,000New York, NYHeadquarters
  • Visium Asset Management
40,000 New York, NYLease
  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
37,000New York, NYLease
  • Conference Board Inc.
36,000New York, NYLease
  • Oak Hill Advisors
29,000New York, NYLease
  • New Mountain Capital
26,000New York, NYLease
  • Pine River Domestic Management
25,000 New York, NYLease
  • Bain Capital
25,100New York, NYLease
  • Intervest Bancshares
22,000New York, NYLease
  • Caxton Associates, LLC
20,000New York, NYLease


  • Real Estate New Jersey Broker All Star
  • Real Estate New Jersey and New York 40 Under 40
  • Commercial Property Executive All Star
  • CoStar Power Broker award for the past 3 years

Joe received his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University.

Joe is a member of the Harvard Varsity Club and the Real Estate Board of New York.