JLL Adds Two Retail Experts in Brooklyn

Ryan Condren and George Danut join JLL as Senior Vice Presidents

March 26, 2018

NEW YORK CITY, Mar 26, 2018 - Ryan Condren and George Danut have joined JLL as Senior Vice Presidents of Retail Advisory Services, based in New York City. They have supported retailers and investors operating in the New York region with retailer representation and agency leasing counsel for more than a decade. In their new roles, they’ll focus on growing the firm’s Brooklyn retail advisory service offerings. 

“In the last five years we’ve built an all-star retail advisory services team in New York. Now is the perfect time to add Brooklyn experts to complement our existing retail team. Ryan and George’s deep knowledge of the borough and the local community is invaluable to our clients,” said Phil Palmer, Head of JLL's Brokerage Operations in New York.

Ryan and George come to JLL from CPEX Real Estate, and have extensive experience negotiating leases with national, institutional, and local commercial tenants in the NYC Metro area, with a focus on Brooklyn and the outer boroughs. Some of the notable tenants they have worked with are Aesop, Blick Arts Material, Brooklyn Fare, BankUnited, Ferguson, Bar Method, Club Pilates, and Benefits Cosmetics (subsidiary of LVMH). The team has also represented an impressive collection of landlords and developers in achieving their retail leasing objectives, including Madison Realty Capital, Quinlan Development Group, Lonicera, Avery Hall Investments, RAL, Vanke, Adam America, and Hidrock Realty.

“Brooklyn has 2.6 million people, which would make it the fourth largest U.S. city if it were to secede from New York City. And, those Brooklynites have driven intense demand that’s supporting boutiques to national brands in the market,” added Patrick A. Smith, Vice Chairman of Retail Advisory Services, JLL. “We’re committed to hiring the best talent and building an inclusive team of retail experts to serve our clients. Ryan and George’s expertise specifically in Brooklyn’s retail sector will strengthen our team and our ability to support our clients throughout the region.”

“By joining JLL, George and I are excited to leverage our local knowledge in the Brooklyn and outer boroughs marketplace with the prominent team already assembled in New York. We believe that the unapparelled resources and support system that the JLL platform provides will help us excel in servicing our clients’ requirements,” added Ryan Condren, Senior Vice President of Retail Advisory Services, JLL.

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