News release

JLL Valuation Advisory hires Tom Kim to lead its Chicago operations

Kim plans on increasing the office’s Midwest footprint and connectivity between JLL business lines

May 05, 2022

Kimberly Steele

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CHICAGO, May 5, 2022JLL Valuation Advisory announced today that it has hired Managing Director Tom Kim to lead its Chicago operations and expand the office’s footprint in the Midwest as part of the group’s national growth strategy.

Kim joins JLL from another leading commercial real estate services firm, where he served as the industrial and self-storage practice leader for its Chicago office. Since 2006, he has honed his expertise in valuation for a wide range of asset classes with a focus in the Midwest.   

“Tom coming aboard and leading our Chicago office is going to help propel our Midwest operations to new levels and be a valuable contribution to our overall national growth strategy,” said Tony Lenamon, Americas Head of Valuation Advisory. “A proven leader, his experience in spearheading and growing an office is priceless, and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Kim’s focus includes driving growth within the market through expertise and efficiencies, mentoring and recruiting team members who will provide best-in-class service and fostering an inclusive culture that encourages collaboration within the valuation advisory group and JLL's other service lines.

“We have a solid foundation within our Chicago office with a core group that are experts in the market and driven to provide exceptional service,” Kim added. “JLL’s commitment to technology and the valuation group, combined with the strength of the Chicago market, provides an exciting opportunity for continued success and growth. I look forward to partnering with the other dynamic leaders in place and leveraging the strength of JLL’s resources to provide industry leading services for our clients.”

Managing Director Joe Miller, who formerly ran the office, is now focusing solely on leading the retail sector nationally for JLL's Valuation Advisory group.

JLL Valuation Advisory is the essential guide to the changing face of real estate values and risk. The group brings 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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U.S. property valuation and tax consulting services are performed by JLL Valuation & Advisory Services, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

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