News release

Retail experts join JLL Value & Risk Advisory platform

Uptick in demand drives hiring of Directors Jay Sterling and Jack Tait

October 24, 2023

Kristen Murphy

Capital Markets, Hotels & Hospitality and Value & Risk Advisory PR
+1 617 848 1572

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2023 – JLL’s Value and Risk Advisory platform announced today that it has hired Directors Jay Sterling and Jack Tait in Dallas and Tampa, respectively, to join as team leads in the retail valuation practice. Sterling and Tait report to Senior Managing Director Brett Suszek, who oversees the retail sector for the Value and Risk Advisory business in the U.S.

“As with every other asset class, our retail clients are increasingly looking to JLL Value and Risk Advisory to provide valuable insights surrounding current property values,” Suszek said. “We’re really excited to add Jay and Jack to the team, who both bring with them a wealth of knowledge in the valuation industry.”

Sterling joins JLL from Atrium Real Estate Services, where he spent nine years as the Director of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex appraisal team. During this time, he was involved in a variety of projects, including special purpose properties, vacant land and eminent domain transactions. In addition, he has worked with a variety of clients, including forging strong relationships with legal firms, government agencies and industry stakeholders. Sterling holds a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University.

“I am very excited to join JLL, a company renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation in the world of real estate. I am eager to collaborate with the dynamic team here and contribute to the continued growth and transformation of this industry-leading organization.”

Tait, who is based in Tampa, will focus on growing JLL Value and Risk Advisory’s presence throughout Florida and providing best-in-class valuation services to clients. He joins JLL from Cushman and Wakefield where he spent the last four years as Director in the Valuation and Advisory team. Tait graduated from Florida State University.

“JLL’s Value and Risk Advisory group is uniquely positioned for incredible growth through leveraging its cutting-edge technology and world class relationships,” Tait said. “Moreover, considering JLL’s best-in-class leadership and relentless pursuit of excellence, this was an opportunity I was not going to pass up.”

JLL Value and Risk Advisory is the essential guide to the changing face of real estate values and risk. Our expert value and risk specialists are here to help investors and lenders identify, mitigate and monitor risk, and optimize real estate values across all sectors and geographies.

2,500 experts in over 35 countries analyze $3 trillion of real estate, delivering actionable risk and value insights, so investors and lenders stay ahead in the market. A global community of sector-based specialists, the team delivers tailored client solutions for your real estate and business asset interests, giving an accurate picture of value and risk across any opportunity.

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