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​Current responsibilities
Justin Bates is a Vice President in JLL’s Development and Asset Strategy group. Justin provides clients with data-driven solutions and execution of advisory, acquisition and disposition assignments involving office, retail, industrial, hospitality and residential real estate.

Since joining JLL in 2002, clients of the firm in public and private sectors have relied on Justin for expert support and project delivery. 

Recent projects include consulting assignments for historic, resort and development properties in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico, the sale of large residential development projects in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and the marketing of resort and in-fill development sites in the Caribbean and Southeast United States.  Clients include publicly-traded corporations, international lending institutions and national development firms.

Experience
From 2004 through 2008, Justin managed the Gulf South and Rocky Mountain regions of a national property disposition program for a large Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).  The client benefited from his leadership of nearly 20 brokers in six states.  Justin listed a fluid portfolio of 250 properties worth in excess of $200 million.

Key transactions
Rocky Mountain Portfolio MT $17 million
Gulf South Portfolio $38 million
SunTrust Portfolio Southeast  $10 million
Levitt and Sons Portfolio FL, GA and SC $37 million
Various H&BU Advisories North America $150+ million

Key clients

SunTrust Bank
First Data
Anglo-Irish Bank
The Pinnacle Companies
State Street Bank
Westfield
Atlanta Jewish Community Center
Unites States Army

Awards
He was awarded the Jones Lang LaSalle da Vinci Award for Innovation in 2005.

Education
Justin earned a bachelor of business degree with concentrations in Real Estate, Finance and Economics from University of Georgia graduating with honors. 

Affiliations
Justin is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a licensed Broker in Georgia.