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Current Responsibilities

Drew Saunders is Managing Director at JLL and leads the Tri-State Integrated Portfolio Services team. He is responsible for strategic planning and account management for a wide variety of global corporate accounts.

Serving as the single point of contact, Drew's team coordinates services from across the JLL platform including Transaction Management, Lease Administration, Strategic Consulting, Integrated Facilities Management, Project & Development Services, and Business & Economic Incentives.  This vertically integrated approach allows the Tristate IPS team to provide their global clients with a scalable, comprehensive real estate solution. Their ability to understand the overall impact of each and every requirement ensures their client's real estate strategy is aligned with their long-term business objectives.

Drew's specialties include: Portfolio Solutions, Corporate Headquarters, New York City Real Estate, Major Real Estate Projects, Global Real Estate Solutions, Corporate Real Estate, Business Transformation, Incentives and Strategic Planning


Drew secured and managed the largest U.S. office transaction in 2007 which was also the most generous incentive package offered by the State of Pennsylvania for their 800.000 SF international headquarters. This project involved developing a real estate strategy; leading the negotiations for economic incentives with government officials; evaluating labor and demographic characteristics for relevant markets and facility locations; and structuring the development and financing transaction for the facility.

Other Corporate Clients:

Travelers – U.S. strategic advisor since 2002

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC - Exclusive global strategic advisor since 2005

Webster Bank - Exclusive U.S. strategic advisor since 2005

MasterCard - Exclusive global strategic advisor since 2010-2015

Navigator Insurance - Exclusive global strategic advisor since 2011

ANSYS - Exclusive global strategic advisor since 2011

NeoPost - Exclusive U.S. strategic advisor since 2012

Dannon - Exclusive U.S. strategic advisor since 2014


Education and Affiliations

Drew holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University. He is a board member at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT.

Drew has been recognized for several industry awards including:

2006 SL Green Deal of the Year (largest landlord in New York City) for Travelers NYC Regional Headquarters transaction

Real Estate Forum 2007 Deal of the Year Award - Westinghouse Electric Company

Business Facilities Transaction of the Year 2007 - Westinghouse Electric Company

Site Selection Magazine Top 10 Deals of 2008 - Shaw Group

Real Estate Forum 2008 Rising Star

JLL: Top Achiever Award 2006-2007, 2010-2011, 2013, 2015

JLL: Top Gun Award (Top 10% of Top Achievers) 2008-2009, 2012, 2014, 2016