News release

JLL Atlanta names Ryanne Pennington as new Brokerage Lead

Announcement follows the appointment of former Atlanta Brokerage Lead Tim McCarthy as Atlanta Region Market Director

April 20, 2022

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312 523 9994

JLL Atlanta today announces the promotion of Ryanne Pennington to Atlanta Brokerage Lead. Pennington, who most recently served as a Managing Director on the tenant representation team, is the first female leader to fill this brokerage lead position for Atlanta and brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the role. Former Atlanta Brokerage Lead Tim McCarthy was recently appointed Atlanta Region Market Director.

As Atlanta’s Brokerage Lead, Pennington will continue to offer clients her expertise as a real estate broker, providing strategic and tactical consultative services and acting as the primary conduit of information and planning between senior management and the business unit. Pennington brings more than 15 years of experience to the role, and during her tenure, she has served in many local and national leadership roles for JLL, including President of the Women’s Business Network, led the National Broker Bootcamp training program, and has served as President of JLL’s Leadership Council Advisory Board for the last two years. Currently, she serves on the Brokerage Executive Committee (BEC) and is co-lead of one of the BEC’s five priorities. Externally, she also serves as a board member for OnBoard Inc., the leading authority on women in the boardroom and a catalyst to increase female directors and executive officers at public and private companies. 

"With an extensive portfolio of experience under her belt, Ryanne is well positioned to lead the brokerage team and continue building on the growth Atlanta's market has seen in recent years," said Tim McCarthy, Atlanta Region Market Director. "I am confident the Atlanta region will continue to thrive, set new records and be the best place to work, and I look forward to growing our business alongside Ryanne."

Prior to joining JLL, Pennington began her career at VeenendaalCave, Inc., an interior architectural planning firm specializing in corporate office design. She joined JLL in 2012 and was recently recognized as a Top 10 Producer in the 2022 Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club under the office tenant category. Additionally, over the past ten years, she has been honored with various JLL awards including the Top Gun and Gold Achiever awards, Rising Star Award, National Diversity and Inclusion Award and Catalyst Award. 

“I’m excited for the opportunity to help impact and influence not only our team, but also the market as we continue to innovate and provide market-leading client services,” added Pennington. “JLL has the perfect balance of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and a client-focused mindset that allows us to deliver exceptional results across the globe. We have worked very hard and will continue to build on our inclusive culture for our teammates and create best-in-class training for our next generation of talent. I’m honored to lead our Atlanta-based brokerage team through its next stage of growth.”

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