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​Current Responsibilities

Jesse Kelley is a Senior Project Manager within the project development services group for JLL Austin. The JLL Austin project development team is responsible in providing variable project management services in the Central Texas region.

Mr. Kelley's duties include but are not limited to programming, due diligence, budget development, scheduling, vendor procurement, contract review, meeting coordination, value engineering, quality control and closeout for clients who require the highest level of project development oversight.  Mr. Kelley has spent over 10 years in the construction industry and has the unique background of working for a civil engineer, general contractor, project management consulting firm, and as the real estate manager for a leading LTL freight carrier.  The culmination of these experiences has resulted in a unique understanding of multiple viewpoints of the development process.

Previous Experience

Before joining JLL, Mr. Kelley was employed by Saia LTL Motor Freight as their Real Estate Manager. During 2014, Mr. Kelley oversaw over 30 major projects totaling more than 22 million dollars in contracted work.  Upon leaving Saia LTL Motor Freight he had over 50 million worth capital investments underway for which he had direct oversight.  Mr. Kelley also spent three years with CBRE as an associate project manager as a dedicated project manager for NCR with the global corporate services team out of Atlanta, Georgia.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Kelley is a LEED accredited professional and has his Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Mr. Kelley was recognized by his associates at CBRE in 2010 as highest performing project manager for the Atlanta local market area as voted on by the asset services division, receiving the award in its first year in which it was issued.  Mr. Kelley is a member of Real Estate Council of Austin, an association for corporate real estate and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers.  In 2014 Mr. Kelley was asked to be one of four panelists in a discussion organized by CoreNet Atlanta regarding the various dynamics that age and gender play the real estate world.