JLL Selected as Marketing Agent for First Financial Bank Assets

Former JLL VP returns to lead project for more than 120,000 square feet of space

February 14, 2018

Cincinnati, Feb. 14, 2018 – First Financial Bank selected JLL as its marketing agent to sell more than 50 of its branch locations—and more than 120,000 square feet of retail space—throughout Indiana and Ohio. Each property ranges from 1,000 square feet up to 7,500 square feet, depending on the branch size, including property sites in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Bloomington and more.

“The 50 plus property sites for sale are an opportunity for prospective retailers and businesses to establish a presence in the Indiana and Ohio regions, either in rural or easily accessible metropolitan areas,” said Charles Carrier, VP, Director of Real Estate at First Financial Bank.

JLL Vice President Brett Connelly, who returns back to the firm after previously working as Real Estate Director for Fifth Third Bank, will lead the project. Connelly was formerly with JLL from 2011 to 2016 as a Senior Associate and Vice President. Returning to his role, he will focus solely on First Financial Bank’s dispositions as the transaction manager. Connelly will work closely with Bill Poffenberger, who leads the Cincinnati office as Managing Director and Executive Vice President.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Brett back to JLL,” said Poffenberger. “His breadth of experience in the region, and tenant representation and management skills are a valuable asset in leading this project, and continuing our relationship with a prominent regional bank.”

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit