News release

JLL adds Senior Vice President to Pacific Northwest Retail Team

Andrea Lerum previously served with West Coast Commercial Realty and CORT Workplace Solutions

June 14, 2021

SEATTLE – June 14, 2021 – JLL, a leading real estate and investment management firm, has announced the hire of Andrea Lerum as Senior Vice President of Retail for the Seattle market. Lerum will work exclusively with a Seattle-based Fortune 500 tech company.

Prior to her role with JLL, Lerum was a sales and leasing broker with West Coast Commercial Realty, where she represented retail landlords and tenants throughout the Puget Sound region. She also served as a Regional Business Development Executive with CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, where she developed and implemented flexible, asset-light and capital-conscious B2B strategies and solutions for commercial real estate, construction and tech companies in the Seattle, Denver and Bay Area markets.

Lerum’s clients throughout her career have included NHL Seattle, ExtraSlice, Seattle Genetics, Wingstop, Starbucks and CBRE.

“Andrea’s strong background in property management and retail leasing will really make a tremendous impact on our clients, and we are thrilled to have her join our team,” said Joe Smurdon, Market Director for JLL’s Pacific Northwest market.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join JLL’s team in Seattle and take this work to the next level,” said Lerum. “In a rapidly evolving retail environment with no shortage of opportunities, Seattle is uniquely poised for a tremendous post-pandemic comeback, and I look forward to getting started.”

Lerum received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from University of Washington in Seattle. 

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 $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of March 31, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit