News release

Veteran broker Kristy Hull joins JLL as Senior Vice President

Hull brings extensive office and industrial expertise to growing Cleveland office

April 05, 2021

CLEVELAND, April 5, 2021 — JLL welcomes the addition of Kristy Hull, SIOR, CCIM, to its Cleveland team, effective immediately. As Senior Vice President, Hull will represent both office and industrial clients in the process of real estate disposition, relocation and acquisition by leasing or selling.

Hull comes to JLL with 13 years of experience specializing in industrial, office and investment real estate within Northeast Ohio. During her career, Hull has managed real estate portfolios totaling more than 8 million square feet across 120 sites nationally. Most notably, she was responsible for the disposition of a two-building, $40-million portfolio representing a then Northeast Ohio record cap rate of 6.16 percent.

“Kristy is an accomplished leader in the Cleveland market; her addition to our team is a significant win for us and our client base,” said Joe Messina, Managing Director, JLL Cleveland. “We look forward to leveraging her vast industry experience and background to continue driving value and best-in-class results during a time when the local industrial scene is thriving, and office users are reevaluating their strategies.”

In its Q4 2020 Cleveland Industrial Outlook, JLL reported that Cleveland’s industrial market gained momentum and demand for additional warehouse space to accommodate e-commerce and bulk storage solutions as an outcome of the pandemic.

“I’m thrilled to join the JLL Cleveland team and continue to expand the region’s real estate offerings,” said Hull. “Joining JLL is an excellent opportunity to apply the expertise I’ve gained over the past several years to help both office and industrial users evolve and elevate their spaces to thrive.”

Hull obtained a Bachelor of Science in marketing/management from Grove City College and was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business as a Notable Woman in Real Estate in 2018, NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year in 2015, and as part of the 40 Under 40 class in 2015. Hull sits on the Membership Board for Growth Capital Corporation and is an Executive Board Member of Cleveland’s Pets for Vets chapter.

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