News release

JLL names agency leasing lead for retail

Chris Wilson takes on new position as Executive Vice President, JLL

March 03, 2020

CHICAGO, March 3, 2020 – JLL Retail today announced that Chris Wilson will take on the newly created position of Head of National Retail Agency Leasing. Wilson, previously the Southwest Brokerage Retail Lead for JLL, has over 30 years of retail real estate experience in the Southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii markets. In his new role, Wilson will oversee brokerage and leasing services for JLL’s extensive institutional retail portfolio.

“This is an exciting new opportunity that allows Chris to lead at a national level and help us continue to grow our retail platform,” said Naveen Jaggi, President of Retail Advisory Services and Capital Markets at JLL. “We plan to leverage his extensive expertise to expand our retail agency leasing services—a business line that has not previously had a dedicated national leader. We’ve made great strides over the past five years, and this move signifies our continued dedication to the agency leasing business.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to take the success we’ve had in the Southwest region and bring it to scale nationally,” said Chris Wilson, Executive Vice President, JLL. A key area of focus will be the recruitment of top talent as we continue to build the brokerage platform for retail agency leasing nationally. We will also look to capitalize on showcasing our retail capabilities to our institutional clients.”

Chris’s expertise is focused on development, redevelopment, leasing and disposition of institutional quality shopping centers and retail properties, leasing more than five million square feet of retail space during his career thus far.

“When Chris joined JLL in 2015, he became immediately integral to our Southern California business and that will not change as he takes on this new position,” added Peter Belisle, Market Director of Southwest Region at JLL. “He will continue to play a vital role in our business throughout the region.”

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