News release

JLL introduces two business lines to Nashville office

Hiring of property management and retail brokerage experts demonstrate JLL’s commitment to the market

July 17, 2019

Nashville, TN (July 17, 2019) – JLL today announced the firm’s Nashville office is expanding its presence to include property management and retail brokerage services. Experienced industry experts Senior Vice President Dave Sansom and Vice President William Shell have been selected to join JLL’s Nashville office to oversee the implementation and growth of these business lines.

“Nashville is one of the fastest-developing markets in the country, and we recognized an opportunity to maximize our services to continue fueling the city’s explosive growth,” says JLL Managing Director Tom Hooper. “This expansion reinforces JLL’s commitment to driving world-class real estate solutions in the market.”

Sansom and Shell bring more than 20 years of combined commercial real estate experience to JLL’s Nashville team. Since establishing a presence in 2010, the office has grown from two to 36 employees – a nod to the market’s rapid growth and expansion. In fact, JLL’s research team reports that Nashville’s under-construction inventory is the largest in the country, with more than 1.6 million square feet expected to deliver in 2019.

As property management lead, Sansom oversees teams working with investors in office, industrial and mixed-use properties. He specializes in developing solutions in rising-rent markets to help investors drive occupancy, as well as consulting with clients on the best ways to maximize value through operations for large-scale construction, asset repositioning and new development. Sansom has experience leading teams in other global growth markets, including Sydney, Australia and Dallas, Texas. 

“Having worked with JLL across multiple global markets, I’ve experienced firsthand the firm’s ability and commitment to deliver a premium level of property management services,” said Sansom. “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be in Nashville, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to grow our service level in a rapidly expanding market.”

Native to the Nashville market, Shell specializes in tenant representation throughout Tennessee, with a special focus in strategic planning and site selection for national retailers and restaurants. Shell will also lead the office’s agency leasing division, where he’ll be responsible for developing and implementing merchandising and leasing strategies. Prior to joining JLL, Shell served as senior broker at Centennial Retail Services.

“Nashville’s fundamentals are strong, and the outlook is positive for the whole market,” said Shell. “The Nashville MSA continues to see record growth and is providing exciting opportunities in the urban core, as well as in our suburban and tertiary markets.”

JLL’s Nashville office now represents 11 business lines and concentrations, including retail and office tenant representation, office agency leasing, project and development services, industrial services, supply and logistics services, property management, integrated portfolio solutions, capital markets, multifamily and research.

“With Dave and William onboard, we’re confident JLL is equipped to efficiently manage Nashville’s thriving office and retail landscape. We look forward to this next chapter of growth for our firm,” says JLL Managing Director Bo Tyler.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit