News release

JLL grows Charlotte tenant representation team with strategic new hire

Executive Vice President Alex Durham joins JLL from Stream Realty

November 13, 2023

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312-288-3950

CHARLOTTE (Nov. 13, 2023) – JLL today announces that Alex Durham has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as Executive Vice President where he will provide strategic tenant representation services to clients. Relocating from Austin, Texas, Durham brings nearly 10 years of experience to JLL, having represented clients on more than 250 transactions that exceed $500 million in total value.

Throughout his career, Durham has represented clients across industry sectors including publicly traded companies, private equity groups, technology companies, prominent law firms, VC funded startups, non-profits, and professional services companies. As part of the JLL team, he will leverage his experience to provide expert guidance to corporate office users on real estate strategies in the Charlotte region.

Before joining JLL, Durham served as Senior Vice President for Stream Realty’s tenant representation division in Austin. In this role, he focused on advising businesses on real estate transactions that are aligned with its strategic, financial, cultural and operational objectives. Prior to Stream, he held a Vice President role at Colliers International. Durham initially launched his commercial real estate career in 2014 as an Associate with JLL’s Austin office.

Alex Durham

“After spending two decades in Austin, I am excited to return to my hometown of Charlotte and join the team at JLL,” said Durham. “There is incredible opportunity here, and I am proud to return to JLL and work alongside one of the most talented tenant representation teams in the country.”

Durham served as a board member for Club Blue, a non-profit organization founded by young professionals in Austin that works directly with the Boys and Girls Club to fundraise and advocate for underprivileged children. He was also a member of the Commercial Brokers Association. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a bachelor’s degree in history after spending two years playing collegiate tennis at the University of Mississippi.

“Charlotte is one of the most attractive office markets in the Southeast and we are increasingly seeing an uptick in tenant demand,” said Chris Schaaf, Executive Managing Director of JLL’s Carolinas Tenant Representation team. “Securing the right workplace solutions is especially crucial in today’s environment, and having experienced consultants like Alex on our team is how we consistently provide best-in-class service to our clients. Together, we will be successful in paving the way for the future of office in Charlotte.”

According to JLL research, tenants in Charlotte continue to prioritize leasing high-quality office space. Last quarter, the market remained steady in experiencing positive net absorption. If this trend continues in Q4 2023, Charlotte is projected to have growing levels of office space utilization this year. Despite economic headwinds, the Queen City is seeing record business investment, and its affordability and availability of top talent will continue to attract a diverse group of tenants to the market.                    

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