News release

Commercial Real Estate Executive Joins JLL as East Bay Agency Lead

Knute Bucklew to lead landlord representation throughout the East Bay Area

August 08, 2022

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312 523 9994

WALNUT CREEK – August 8, 2022 – JLL, a leading real estate, and investment management firm, has announced the hire of Knute Bucklew as East Bay Agency Lead. In his new role, Bucklew will focus on growing JLL’s landlord-representation business throughout the East Bay and will sit on JLL’s National Agency Leadership Council.

Bucklew, a commercial real estate veteran, specializes in leasing and sales of office buildings and tenant representation. His areas of expertise include the development of strategic real estate planning, asset disposition, market research, trend analysis, and leverage negotiations. He has represented a vast client list including Rockpoint, Lowe Enterprises, Broadshore, Cigna, Rockwood Capital, Rialto Capital, Prudential, Harbert Management, Montgomery Advisors, First Republic Bank, and more.

“With Knute’s extensive background in agency leasing and tenant representation, our East Bay operation will continue to be a leading force within the industry,” said Trent Barmby, JLL Senior Managing Director for the East Bay. “Adding Knute to our team is a huge win for JLL. He is so well respected in the industry and a great cultural fit. We’re thrilled for him to use his vast expertise to deliver robust real estate solutions to our clientele.”

“Coming to JLL as its new East Bay Agency lead, I am thrilled to be able to expand the landlord-representation side, while working with an incredible team of professionals both locally and nationally,” said Bucklew. “This will be a new challenge for the agency, and one that I am honored to lead.” 

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $19.4 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 102,000 as of June 30, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit