JLL Project and Development Services appoints James A. Renne, AIA National Director of Sports and Entertainment
CHICAGO, March 25, 2019 – JLL announced today James A. Renne, AIA has joined the firm’s Project and Development Services platform as National Director of Sports and Entertainment. Renne will assume leadership of the practice from Don Loudermilk, who is retiring after six years at the helm of JLL’s Sports and Entertainment division.
“An architect in sports and entertainment for more than 25 years, Jim understands the multi-faceted objectives of stakeholders in the industry and works closely with clients to help realize their vision while drawing out each project’s unique characteristics and metrics for success,” said Todd Burns, President, Project and Development Services. “His background in retail, master planning and urban design converges with sports giving him unique expertise in mixed-use and sports-anchored development projects. I look forward to watching our Sports and Entertainment practice continue to grow under Jim’s leadership.”
Renne joins the firm from ROSSETTI, where he oversaw project vision, execution, new business development, and sports and entertainment initiatives as the firm’s Sports Principal. Renne’s broad range of work encompasses design solutions for professional and collegiate sports, including basketball, soccer, tennis, motorsports, hockey and football. Some of his most notable projects include the reimagination of the Daytona International Speedway, winner Sports Business Journal’s Venue of the Year 2016, and the UCLA Health Training Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers.
“My mission is to create meaningful and memorable experiences for fans, sponsors and players, while generating value for clients,” Renne said. “I am excited to step into this role and look forward to building on the great work being done at JLL. With the breadth of our resources and depth of our talent, we can serve our sports and entertainment clients in ways they may not have even thought possible.”
Recognized in 2016 as one of Sports Business Journal’s Top 50 Power Players in sports design and development, Renne is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the field of sports and entertainment design. A licensed Architect, Renne holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.
JLL Project and Development Services is a leader in the development, design, construction and branding of commercial real estate projects for the world’s most prominent corporations, educational institutions, public jurisdictions, healthcare organizations, industrial facilities, retailers, hotels, sports facilities and real estate owners. Ranked No. 2 in Building Design + Construction’s 2018 Construction Management Giants survey and No. 6 on Engineering News-Record’s 2018 list of Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms, JLL’s project management team comprises 6,000 project managers across 56 countries and is actively managing $45 billion under construction.
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