JLL debuts new regional industrial model in Central Florida

An industrial team united across Central Florida puts clients first.

June 26, 2019

Jacksonville, FL – June 24, 2019 – JLL is pleased to announce its new regional model to unite brokers across Central Florida, including Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville markets. Tim Rivers, JLL’s Florida Market Director, implemented the new model with the goal of increasing client satisfaction and building stronger team comradery throughout JLL’s Central Florida Industrial markets.

With its client-centric design, JLL’s model ensures its brokers are servicing clients that best fit their area of expertise across Central Florida and not just the local market they currently reside and work in.  Everyone brings diverse backgrounds and unique skill sets to the table – from construction management to tenant representation – ensuring the scope of work for all projects is fully covered. All reporting and information the clients see is consistent across the board, creating an easier way to manage assets over a large area and streamline communications between brokers and clients with a clear goal and message. The intention is to not only strengthen client relationships, but also internal relationships between brokers.

“My main goal in implementing the regional model was to bridge any communication gaps amongst brokers and encourage idea sharing and best practices,” said Tim Rivers, JLL’s Florida Market Director. “With the new model, no matter where you are in Florida, JLL will have clients properly covered. We are absolutely on the right track tackling the entirety of Central Florida and industrial markets as a team – with the results sticking, we are excited to see how the model plays out for the remainder of the year.”

By identifying the gaps in the market, JLL is now able to cohesively decide where to team up across a statewide basis to ensure the Central Florida markets are properly represented. The new model resulted in JLL’s recent involvement with VanTrust Real Estate, LLC (VanTrust) – a full service real estate development company – where earlier this year, the team represented VanTrust to secure a build-to-suit with a major e-commerce company on a 22-acre site in Daytona Beach, FL. JLL also represented VanTrust in a 400,000 square foot build-to-suit transaction for an international medical supplies company last year.

“Working with the JLL team across both the Jacksonville and Orlando markets really brings another added layer of expertise and knowledge to the table, which is imperative,” said John Carey, Executive Vice President at VanTrust Real Estate. “The quality of service from the JLL team was outstanding.”

Since the regional model has been implemented, the JLL teams have found themselves communicating more regularly, as well as often going to each other’s offices to work and collaborate.

“This new model Tim has helped initiate and implement throughout the Central Florida industrial team has been a huge asset not only to our internal teams, but for our clients as well,” said Luke Pope, JLL Executive Vice President. “Being able to communicate and provide service to our clients at the highest level is what it’s all about and I’m extremely pleased by the improved collaboration with my colleagues spanning three large markets throughout the state.”

JLL’s Central Florida Industrial team includes 11 brokers, who combined have completed nearly 23 million square feet of lease and sale transactions in the past 12 months, further showcasing the team’s diverse background and expertise in the Florida market as a whole. The team also currently represents over 30 million square feet in Agency listing assignments as well as nearly 5,000 acres of vacant land.

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