News release

JLL Announces New Industrial Brokerage Lead for Atlanta

18-year industry veteran will serve as Senior Managing Director

July 14, 2020

ATLANTA, GA, (July 14, 2020) – JLL today announces Senior Managing Director Ryan Hoyt will lead JLL Industrial Brokerage in Atlanta. Throughout his 18 years in the commercial real estate industry, Hoyt has facilitated more than 35 million square feet of industrial transactions across the Atlanta region. JLL’s current Industrial Leader, Managing Director Wit Truitt, a 33-year industry veteran and one of JLL’s top producers, will be transitioning into a role where he can continue to help grow the team, mentor JLL’s talented pool of younger brokers, and focus on his clients.

“Ryan’s extensive experience on both sides of the transaction paired with his unique perspective on Atlanta’s industrial sector makes him a valuable asset to our team,” said Mike Sivewright, Market Director, Atlanta Region. “Ryan’s passion for his work embodies JLL’s culture of achieving ambitions, and I’m confident he will play an important role in shaping the future of our business. We’re proud to have him onboard.”

As Senior Managing Director for JLL, Hoyt will take over leading one of Atlanta’s largest industrial real estate brokerages with more than $1.6 billion in annual sales and leasing transactions. Despite uncertainty created by the pandemic, Atlanta has continued to experience robust industrial momentum, having added more than 21 million square feet of new deals this year so far.

“JLL is a powerhouse in the industry, and I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience with its innovative technology and resources,” says Hoyt. “The rapid growth of e-commerce in a post-COVID world will create demand in our sector like we’ve never seen before. I’m thrilled to join the team of experts at JLL that consistently adapts their skills and resources to an ever-evolving marketplace.”

Hoyt began his career in brokerage with Grubb & Ellis, TPA Realty Services and Jackson Oats Shaw Corporate Real Estate, LCC. Before joining JLL, Hoyt served as Vice President, Leasing Officer for Prologis, where he was responsible for leasing the company’s Atlanta and Savannah portfolios. Throughout his career, Hoyt has consistently ranked as a Top 10 Producer with the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR). In 2014 and 2017, he was named a Top Producer by NAIOP. He currently serves as a board member for NAIOP, ACBR and The Shepherd Center, as well as vice chairman for Gateway 85 Community Improvement District.

“Ryan is the perfect fit for JLL and I’m confident he will do an excellent job of leading our business,” says Truitt.

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 $18.0 billion in 2019, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 93,000 as of June 30, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit