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Martin Potts is a Senior Vice President with JLL's Project and Development Services.  As a proven leader with more than 30 years of real estate development and construction experience, Martin manages a team of 20 professionals in JLL's Irvine, California office. Major clients they service include The Irvine Company, Federal Realty Investment Trust, USC, AEW Capital Management, Vestar and Watt Companies.  Martin is responsible for implementing best practices on all projects, and ensuring the Client's highest satisfaction for each project.

As a commercial real estate professional, Martin's vision is to offer the highest standard of quality in project management and new development services, providing the community with flexibility and support to manage the development process of their assets.

Prior to joining JLL, Martin spent 25 years leading MPA, Inc., a highly successful development services company, where they extended unparalleled entitlement, preconstruction, construction and tenant coordination services to the development community in the Southwest.  Over this span, Martin led the development of over 90 projects totaling more than 7 million square feet of commercial space.  Product services included new construction, renovations, value-add opportunities and tenant coordination.

Martin specializes in key asset classes; retail, hospitality and commercial office.

Key transactions

  • The Point, a 120,000 square foot vibrant lifestyle center in El Segundo, California
  • A 475,000 square feet expansion of the Irvine Entertainment Center in California, including two parking structures
  • Development of a 350,000 square feet promotional center in San Jose, California.
  • Bayview, a 330,000 square feet Class A Office Building in Newport Beach, California
  • Redevelopment of the Shops at Rossmoor, a 430,000 square feet retail complex in Seal Beach, California