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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 for Westinghouse Electric Company. 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.

Representative clients

  • Travelers - U.S. strategic advisor since 2002
  • Westinghouse Electric Company - Exclusive global strategic advisor since 2005
  • Webster Bank - Exclusive U.S. strategic advisor since 2005
  • MasterCard - Exclusive global strategic advisor since 2010-2015
  • Navigators 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