JLL expands expertise in San Diego

North County experts Steven Field and Chris Baumgart join as Senior Vice Presidents and will occupy office space at MAKE-Carlsbad

March 07, 2019

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., March 7, 2019 – JLL continues to expand its expertise in San Diego. Today, the firm announced that North County experts Chris Baumgart and Steven Field have joined the firm as Senior Vice Presidents. JLL is also excited to be leasing space within the creative office campus MAKE, located at 5600 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, California. The team has an extensive track record of working with investors and occupiers of office and industrial real estate in the area.

"North County San Diego has grown to become one of the most dynamic submarkets in the region, attracting some of the world’s premier life sciences, technology, and lifestyle companies," said Tim Olson, JLL Managing Director and San Diego Market Lead. "The team has proven themselves as market experts and embody our JLL values of collaboration, high standards and going the extra mile to deliver excellence, which will serve as valued catalysts to advising our investor and tenant clients in the region."

“The expansion of our San Diego team, especially in North San Diego County, remains a big focus for JLL,” said Peter Belisle, JLL Southwest Market Director. “Occupying flex office / co-working space was the perfect fit for this new office as it provides room for growth in a creative environment that positions us amongst many of the leading innovative firms in San Diego.”

Baumgart and Field join JLL from a U.S. commercial real estate services firm where they both served as Directors. With a combined 20 years’ experience and market knowledge, they have secured more than 750 sale and lease transactions totaling over 5.6 million square feet. The team focuses on agency leasing, building sales and tenant/buyer representation throughout Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido.

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