News release

Richard Quarles leads JLL Houston Industrial Agency Leasing

Quarles has been promoted to Senior Managing Director

May 15, 2024

Jessica Wozniak

Senior Communications Manager

HOUSTON, May 15, 2024 – JLL announced today that Richard Quarles will be promoted to Senior Managing Director, now leading the Houston Industrial Agency Leasing brokerage team.

Under his leadership, the team of seven brokers specializing in landlord representation has achieved impressive results, including leasing over 8 million square feet and closing more than 110 transactions. His strategic vision and effective leadership skills will be instrumental in driving further growth and expansion for the team and the overall business.

As Senior Managing Director, he will continue reporting to Jeff Venghaus, Executive Managing Director and team leader of JLL Houston’s industrial services group.

"Richard exemplifies true leadership both within our organization and across the industry," Craig Meyer, President of JLL Industrial for the Americas. "As Houston's industrial real estate market sees unprecedented demand and development, Richard's appointment as agency leasing lead will further solidify our top-tier team as we expand our client base and property portfolio."

“This is well deserved after many years as a strong producer in our Houston office, and we look forward to significantly growing this business in the years to come,” added Venghaus.

Throughout his career, Quarles has consistently earned accolades as one of the top-producing industrial brokers, garnering recognition from both JLL and NAIOP. Additionally, he serves as a board member of the Society of Industrial/Office Realtors (SIOR).

“I am honored to now lead JLL’s premier industrial agency leasing group,” said Quarles. "Having witnessed firsthand our unwavering commitment to clients and employees over the past two decades, I am eager to contribute to the continued success of our industrial business line."

Richard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Tulane University.

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