News release

JLL strengthens South Central brokerage team with new healthcare expert

Ethan Garner to lead regional healthcare leasing and tenant representation initiatives

June 23, 2020

DALLAS, June 23, 2020 – JLL announced the strategic addition of respected commercial real estate expert Ethan Garner, CCIM to lead the region’s healthcare initiatives today. As the South Central Healthcare Lead, Garner will expand JLL’s footprint in the areas of healthcare leasing and tenant representation in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Kansas City, as well as serving as a key partner on integrated, multi-service line solutions. 

This strategic hire complements JLL Houston-based Chris Wadley, who leads the Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Higher Education practice for the Gulf Coast Region, and delivers full coverage over all Texas markets.

“Ethan’s expertise and national scope align with our business’s growth trajectory,” said Jay Johnson, National Director, Healthcare Markets, JLL. “We are in a position to capitalize on tremendous opportunity for our clients within the South Central Region and across the US. We continue to look beyond and identify new ways to ensure healthcare providers and investors are positioned to achieve their mission and business objectives. Ethan will play an important and active role in how we strengthen and deliver innovative service and maintain our position as an industry leader.”

Prior to joining JLL, Garner led the leasing of more than 85 properties for a Fortune 500 company totaling in excess of five million rentable square feet spanning from Ohio south to Texas and as far west as Southern California. He was responsible for over 1,000 lease transactions with lease values totaling in excess of $500 million and maintained an occupancy in excess of 93% portfolio wide. Garner also managed the sourcing and underwriting of new acquisitions and developments in excess of $400 million, while overseeing the design and implementation of over 20 full medical office building renovations and value add construction projects.

“Our industry continues to evolve, and our firm continues to identify and recruit the industry’s best whom we know will meet and exceed our clients’ need,” said Brad Selner, President, South Central Region, JLL. “We are proud to welcome Ethan to JLL. His addition distinguishes both our regional as well as national healthcare platform. We remain steadfast in our commitment to growing a business that will elevate the service we deliver our clients.”

Garner earned his Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development and holds a Certified Commercial Investments Member (CCIM) designation.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 94,000 as of March 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit