News release

JLL expands tenant rep brokerage expertise in Los Angeles

Jim Schoolfield joins the firm as Executive Vice President

February 10, 2021

LOS ANGELES, February 10, 2021 – JLL continues to expand its brokerage expertise in the Los Angeles area. Today, the firm announced that Jim Schoolfield has joined the firm as Executive Vice President.

Schoolfield will be based in the firm’s new Century City office, focused on working with corporate occupiers on their commercial real estate needs in West Los Angeles and throughout the region. He will also be working with JLL’s Kevin Bender and Blake Searles, co-leaders of the firm’s Office Tenant Representation Group in Los Angeles, to expand the practice.

"With the evolving economy, pandemic and workplace, companies now more than ever need a strategic partner to navigate their short-term and long-term real estate needs,” said Peter Belisle, JLL Southwest Market Director. "Jim is the perfect fit to help satisfy the needs of our occupier clients as corporations begin to return to work and continue to evaluate their overall office footprint. We will continue to work to identify and hire key personnel that can add value to our clients."

Schoolfield joins JLL from a commercial real estate services firm where he served on its global advisory and transaction services group, responsible for strategic planning, corporate lease and purchase/sale negotiations and portfolio optimization. Schoolfield has over 16 years of commercial real estate experience totaling more than $1 billion in project value.

Schoolfield earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Additionally, Since 2015 he has served as chairman of the St Jude Children’s Hospital Invest in Hope event here in Los Angeles. Schoolfield is also currently on the board of the Executive Forum for ACG LA.

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