JLL Capital Markets Industrial Team expands in Florida with key hire

Leading industrial specialist Julia Silva joins the national JLL industrial Capital Markets team in Tampa for Florida coverage 

January 27, 2020

TAMPA, January 27, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today the expansion of its Florida Industrial Capital Markets team with the addition of Managing Director Julia Silva in Tampa.

Ms. Silva brings more than 30 years of industrial experience to the Florida-based team comprising Bret Felberg and Robbie McEwan in JLL’s Orlando office and Luis Castillo in JLL’s Miami office for the industrial efforts throughout Florida. JLL’s global industrial practice is a key growth initiative for the firm.  Florida’s model fosters Capital Markets and Agency collaboration statewide in order to offer clients seamless investment advisory, joint venture financing, corporate M&A and structured finance.

Ms. Silva joins JLL Capital Markets from Cushman & Wakefield, where she was a managing director for the Tampa industrial team. Prior to Cushman, Ms. Silva was the market leader for and opened Duke Realty’s Tampa office. There, she was part of the industrial development team and was involved in the development of more than one million square feet of industrial space and over 750,000 square feet of office space, providing a unique understanding of the functionality of building site layouts and geographic placement for new product and second-generation industrial space.

During her tenure at Cushman, Ms. Silva was instrumental in growing the agency platform five-fold to more than 15 million square feet, representing some of the nation’s largest REIT’s, institutional owners, developers and operators. Additionally, by partnering with Cushman’s industrial investment sales team, she was involved in sale transactions totaling more than 10 million square feet of industrial space. 

Ms. Silva is an active member of numerous industry organizations, including serving as the past president of NAIOP Tampa Bay’s state and local chapters. Additionally, she was a founding member and past president of CREW Tampa Bay and holds an SIOR designation.

“I began my early career with Jones Lang Wooten in New York City in 1989 and am honored to be back with the firm in such an important capacity,” Silva added. “I look forward to growing JLL’s Industrial Capital Markets practice in Florida in close collaboration with JLL’s global industrial agency teams in order to bring forth a best-in-class platform for our clients.

“Julia brings extensive leadership experience, a wealth of knowledge on growing a successful platform and deep relationships with many of the nation’s top industrial owners and users to the firm,” said Executive Managing Director Manny de Zárraga, who is based in JLL’s Miami office. “With the addition of Julia, the depth of our Florida Industrial Capital Markets platform has the capacity to advise clients across the full spectrum of their capital needs, as well as connectivity to the agency leasing platform.”

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