Managing Director, Government Investor Services
Currently, Mr. Russell serves as a Managing Director that lead’s JLL's Government Investor Services (GIS) Practice Group. Under his leadership, Mr. Russell is responsible for driving growth and strategic direction for the firm’s national platform that services government-focused landlord clients.
He also served as the managing principal of a real estate brokerage firm that specialized in providing commercial real estate services to the federal government to raising capital for large private real estate development projects. He had final decision authority in regard to sales & marketing, finances, administrative concerns and human resources. Mr. Russell also has a talent for creating strategic alliances and handling diverse situational challenges and developing and implementing action plans.
Prior to joining JLL, during his most recent stint with GSA, Mr. Russell served as a senior lease contracting specialist for the General Services Administration. On behalf of GSA, he oversaw the National Capital Region (NCR) lease acquisitions for the National Institutes for Health, Health and Human Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Veterans Administration. As a tenant representative to GSA for 25 years, Art played a direct role in the completion of over 200 government lease transaction exceeding 20 million square feet servicing approximately 40 GSA client agencies.