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Current Responsibilities

Ron has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience in all aspects of development, landlord representation, land sales, land acquisitions, tenant representation and build-to-suit projects.  His current focus will expand the office agency practice in the Tampa Bay area market.


Before joining JLL in April 2017, Ron was a Senior Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa where he focused on representing owners in the Westshore market and the I-75 corridor. He also served as a Vice President for the Tampa office at Carter & Associates, where he was responsible for directing the leasing effort of approximately 1.5 million square feet of Class A space at Corporate Center at International Plaza and Hidden River Corporate Park.  Prior to joining Carter, Ron was Vice President in Tampa for Crescent Resources, where he was responsible       for land acquisitions, development and leasing of commercial properties.  Ron Ruffner and Clay Sovich work as a team doing project leasing on office and light industrial projects.

Education and Affiliations

Ron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and also attended Miami University.  He’s a graduate of Leadership Westshore, Westshore Alliance member, Past Treasurer of the Westshore Community Development Corporation, Past Board Member of NAIOP, and member of the USF Varsity Club.