News release

JLL Wins Top Honor at Virtual CBA Achievement Awards

JLL team members were also recognized for several Deal of the Year wins along with the Rising Star of the Year award

September 28, 2020

BOSTON, September 28, 2020JLL is proud to announce that several of our team members were honored at the virtual Achievement Awards ceremony of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) on September 24th. The annual CBA Achievement Awards honor corporate and personal excellence in the commercial brokerage industry with Special Recognition Awards, as well as recognition for Deals of the Year in several market categories.

New England Brokerage Lead Matt Daniels was awarded the prestigious McCall Leadership Award which is the highest form of praise bestowed upon a commercial real estate broker in Greater Boston. With over 22 years of commercial real estate experience, Daniels has built and led teams who have negotiated over 12 million square feet of lease transactions, in addition to hundreds of millions of dollars in sale transactions. Additionally, Vice President Sarah Curry was named the Rising Star of the Year, a distinction that highlights new talent who not only demonstrate excellent potential, but also greatly contribute to the industry. Curry serves on the Downtown Leasing team and was instrumental in several key wins for the team in the past year.

JLL also swooped up several Deal of the Year wins:

  • Greater Cambridge Office Deal of the Year for its work on bluebird bio’s expansion to Cambridge’s 50 Binney Street, in which Managing Directors Tucker Hansen, Ben Coffin and Joe Flaherty assisted bluebird bio in negotiations.
  • Suburban Office Deal of the Year for Boston Dynamics’ expansion to POST 200 Smith in Waltham. Managing Directors Matt Daniels, Jason Fivek and Chris Decembrele represented landlords Anchor Line and Northwood in the transaction.
  • Most Creative Deal Under 100,000 SF for Boston Trolley’s 69,000 square foot sublease from Fallon Ambulance at 199 Commander Shea Boulevard in Quincy. Industrial co-leads Michael Ciummei and Joe Fabiano represented the landlord in the transaction.

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 in 2019, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 93,000 as of June 30, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About the CBA

Originally founded, in 1991, as the Commercial Leasing Committee of BOMA, the Commercial Brokers Association was established as a free standing division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board in 2001. CBA represents over 400 members in the commercial brokerage community throughout Massachusetts. CBA is deeply committed to providing relevant educational programs, promoting professionalism and cooperation, and creating an atmosphere where knowledge and ideas are easily exchanged.