Managing Director, Brokerage
Andrew Zezas is managing director based in JLL’s New Jersey office market brokerage group, providing corporate real estate advisory and transaction services to companies regionally and throughout the Americas.
Mr. Zezas draws on more than three decades of experience and expertise in setting strategy, providing guidance and advisory services, planning and executing complex transactions for clients engaged in office, distribution, manufacturing, technology, life sciences, and other real estate acquisition, disposition, and restructure engagements.
As publisher and host of CFO Studio, Mr. Zezas is well-known among the nation's CFO and finance executive communities as a business and real estate thought-leader, and for his energetic and passionate style as a business speaker.
Mr. Zezas began his career at JLL in November, 2015. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Zezas was Relationship Manager, Strategist, and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation, a company he founded in 2002. RealStrat's clients included CFOs and senior management at the US operations of public, private, private-equity, domestic, and global companies, and not-for-profit organizations, in a multitude of industries from over a dozen countries. Mr. Zezas led RealStrat’s M&A Real Estate practice, identifying and capturing liquidity and other opportunities, and mitigating risk for companies executing corporate acquisition and exit strategies.
Education and Affiliations
For over three years, Mr. Zezas served as Chairman of Build with Purpose, formerly known as Real Estate Advisory & Development Services, a not-for-profit organization providing construction and project management services to charitable not-for-profit organizations, including charter schools and low income residential communities. He served on the Board of Build with Purpose for almost eight years. Andrew was previously an appointed member of the Voluntary Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. In 2011, Mr. Zezas served as President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, an ethics based organization founded during World War II and headquartered in Washington, DC. Mr. Zezas has served on SIOR’s educational faculty, regularly leading classes throughout the U.S. for new and experienced real estate professionals and SIOR candidates.