News release

JLL Valuation Advisory expands in the Pacific Northwest

Rob Taylor joins JLL as market lead based in Seattle as the group continues to expand its service offerings to meet growing client demand

November 04, 2021

Kimberly Steele

Industries, Work Dynamics and PDS PR
+1 713 852 3420

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2021 – JLL’s Valuation Advisory group announced today that it is officially expanding into the Seattle, Portland and Pacific Northwest markets by hiring experienced professional Robert Taylor as market lead.

In his new role, Mr. Taylor will be a Managing Director and build the group’s regional valuation advisory team to better deliver market-leading valuation services to all real estate asset classes and property sectors in the Pacific Northwest. He comes to JLL with more than 30 years of experience in property valuations and formerly ran the Seattle valuation division at another national real estate services firm.

“I’m truly thrilled to be joining the JLL team in Seattle,” Taylor said. “From leasing to capital markets and property management, JLL is already the leading commercial real estate firm in the Pacific Northwest. I look forward to adding a valuation advisory team to those services.”

Mr. Taylor holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Additionally, he is an Accredited Senior Appraiser from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and a Washington State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. Mr. Taylor holds an MBA from Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics and a Master of Arts from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Taylor will work out of JLL’s existing office in Seattle, where agency leasing, capital markets, industrial brokerage, tenant representation, property management and project and development services have representatives. He will report to Eric Enloe, head of Commercial Valuation for JLL’s Valuation and Advisory Services platform.

“Under Rob’s leadership, JLL Valuation Advisory will be the premiere valuation presence in the Pacific Northwest,” Enloe said. “He is an established leader and recognized professional in the market. As a trusted advisor, he provides more than real estate valuations; he is a source for strategic advice and is a welcome addition to the team.”

While the group has been operating in the Seattle, Portland and Pacific Northwest markets for years, building out a valuation and advisory team based in the Pacific Northwest that leverages JLL’s global expertise to deliver local real estate solutions. By offering a full suite of services to regional clients and investors, JLL is demonstrating the firm’s commitment to the market.

“We’ve seen incredible demand this year for valuation advisory services and see Rob as a key addition to our team,” said Joe Smurdon, Market Director for JLL Pacific Northwest. “With the office remaining at the center of the work ecosystem, investor target allocations to real estate continue to grow and bring an abundance of new capital into commercial property markets. I am thrilled to bring Rob’s expertise to the Pacific Northwest Region and drive a superior experience for our clients.”

JLL Valuation Advisory is the essential guide to the changing face of real estate values and risk.  We bring together unrivalled human intelligence and experience, with continuous, data-driven insights to uncover a panoramic view of Value and Risk across sectors and geographies. 

 JLL’s 2,000 qualified valuation professionals are connected across more than 50 countries, sharing insights and real-time data to deliver tailored client solutions and advice for its clients’ real estate and business asset interests. The team is globally connected but also maintains sector-based expertise and deep local knowledge in every market. 

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