JLL Louisville Bolsters Office Team with Addition of Two CRE Veterans

Rick Ashton and Jeff Dreher bring years of commercial real estate success to JLL

March 11, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky, March 11, 2019 – JLL is pleased to announce the additions of Rick Ashton, CCIM and Jeff Dreher, SIOR to the Louisville office, effective immediately. Ashton and Dreher will each serve as a Vice President on the office team. The duo joins JLL from Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Kentucky.

“We are thrilled to welcome these proven professionals with a long history of excellence in office brokerage to our team,” said JLL Managing Director, Powell Spears, SIOR.

With expertise in agency leasing and tenant representation, Ashton and Dreher bring more than 45 years of combined commercial real estate success in metro-Louisville and Kentucky markets to JLL.

“Culturally, these gentlemen are an excellent fit and they’re joining at an optimal time, as JLL has been rapidly expanding market share in Louisville,” said Spears. “It says a lot about the JLL platform and the JLL Louisville professionals. We believe the addition of these two veterans enhances a best-in-class office team.”

Ashton’s experience includes office sales and leasing, tenant representation, and healthcare properties. He is a thought-leader in Louisville as an active write, speaker and panelist. Ashton is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) with skills in financial and market analysis.

“This is an exciting career move, and I look forward to continue to serve the Louisville and Kentucky office markets alongside my long-time colleague Jeff and the rest of the JLL team,” said Ashton.

Dreher brings experience in office brokerage and consulting, and is known for systematically exceeding client expectations. Jeff’s clients include owners and users of office space such as landlords, law firms, financial service firms, healthcare companies, and other commercial office users. Dreher holds the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors designation and is a frequent contributor to its magazine, The SIOR Report.

“I look forward to this new chapter with JLL,” said Dreher. “I’m eager to continue building on past success with this new team and enjoy everything the JLL platform has to offer.”

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