News release

JLL Agency Leasing adds key new hire in Austin

Bethany Perez brings a proven track record of success to bolster the Agency Leasing team

May 03, 2021

AUSTIN, May 3, 2021 – JLL announced today that Bethany Perez has joined the firm’s Agency Leasing team in Austin as an Executive Vice President. 

Perez will join the team led by Kevin Kimbrough and Rachel Coulter, which has grown significantly over the past several years. Now comprised of eight brokers, the group most recently won more than 1.2 million square feet of space, bringing its total portfolio to more than 7.5 million square feet in the Austin area. With the addition of Perez, the team now boasts four senior-level real estate professionals, including Brent Powdrill, Perez, Kimbrough and Coulter.

“JLL provides an incredible platform, a wide variety of resources and top-tier research that consistently allows the firm to serve our clients at the highest possible level,” said Kimbrough. “With Bethany’s addition, JLL is positioned to continue to provide our clients with best-in-class service and even more robust insights. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

Perez joins JLL with more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in office leasing, business development and marketing, allowing her to successfully ensure the most favorable terms for her clients.

“Kevin, Rachel and the entire JLL Agency Leasing team are skillful and reliable with a strong performance history that speaks for itself,” said Perez. “I am looking forward to bringing my experience and reputation to the team to ensure our continued success in the Austin market.”

Perez is a licensed Texas Real Estate Commission sales agent and is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Austin. She previously served as a board member for the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) of Austin.

She has received various industry awards and recognitions over the years, including being named a finalist of the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power, consistent inclusion in the Austin Business Journal’s Heavy Hitter list, receiving of the CoStar Power Broker Award and being named Globe Street’s Southwest Women of Influence. Perez received her Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, from Texas A&M University.

“Bethany’s addition to the Agency Leasing team will provide us with the ability to grow our portfolio within Austin,” said JLL Austin Market Director and Senior Managing Director Todd Wallace. “We are confident that she will contribute to the continued success and growth of our team and our clients.”

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