JLL adds two brokerage team members in Austin

Joe Barnes and Graham Schmergel join as Vice Presidents

June 04, 2019

AUSTIN, June 4, 2019 – JLL announced the addition of two real estate specialists to the Austin brokerage team today. Joe Barnes and Graham Schmergel have both joined the firm as Vice President, effective immediately.

Barnes joins JLL with four years of commercial real estate experience, including management of capital markets efforts, acquisition and disposition, and structuring sale leasebacks and joint ventures.

Schmergel has five years of experience in commercial real estate and investment sales. His prior experience includes working for a private commercial developer where he was responsible for the acquisition and development of over $150 million in commercial properties and over $50 million in landlord leasing.

“Joe and Graham are among our market’s most active brokers, successfully securing transactions for clients around the region,” said Robert O’Farrell, Austin Retail lead and Managing Director, JLL. “They do an amazing job at maximizing value for their clients on every assignment. Their collective experience will be a tremendous benefit for our clients.”

JLL added several new team members since the start of the year across the team’s various business lines in Austin to enhance client service, including Industrial Vice President Kyle McCulloch in June, Retail Senior Vice President Travis Robertson in May and Project Development Services Vice President Sara Lounsberry in April.

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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 91,000 as of March 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit