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Current responsibilities
Powell Spears is the Managing Director of JLL’s Louisville office and is responsible for the industrial sales and leasing team, which represents clients throughout the Greater Louisville area.

Powell’s expertise includes agency leasing, tenant representation and investment sales for the industrial tenants and owners.
Years of experience
Powell has more than 20 years of experience in industrial brokerage.

Before joining JLL, Powell was a Managing Director with Harry K. Moore and has continuously been one of the top industrial real estate producers in the Metro Louisville market.

In recent years, Powell has focused his efforts on institutional owners of Modern Bulk product and e-commerce/fulfillment occupiers. Key clients of Powell’s have included Dixie Real Properties, Main Street Realty, USAA, Welsh Property Trust, IPT, eBay, Gamestop, Fanatics, Tennant, LG&E and Kaman.

In an effort to enhance his capabilities on this front, Powell joined the JLL’s Supply Chain Management Council in June 2016.

Amongst many, recent key transactions have included:
•611,000 SF Lease transaction on behalf of Industrial Property Trust
•631,366 SF Lease transaction on behalf of Gamestop with Dermody Partners
•410,000 SF Investment sale transaction on behalf of Dixie Real Properties to Sparrowhawk, LLC
•301,000 SF Lease transaction on behalf of Main Street Realty to Eby Brown

Powell holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Davidson College. He’s also a certified SIOR by the Global Commercial Real Estate Association.