Austin Sanders

Austin Sanders

Senior Managing Director, Brokerage

Current Responsibilities:

Austin Sanders serves as the Senior Managing Director and Co-lead of the Government Investor Service (GIS) Team in Washington, DC. 


Austin joined JLL in 2022 as Senior Managing Director of the Government Investor Services (GIS) team, which represents building owners pursuing federal interests. Prior JLL, Austin worked at Cushman and Wakefield as a Senior Vice President of the Government Services Group. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Austin spent his entire career at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, representing owners in leasing transactions with the Federal Government, as well as investors through acquisition, disposition, and financing of federally leased properties nationally. Austin’s knowledge of General Services Administration (GSA) requirements and minimum standards as well as building systems allows him to advise owners on how to “value engineer” proposals, minimizing the amount of capital required to procure/retain GSA as a tenant. In the investment sales arena, Austin tracks specific agency renewal trends, allowing him to better advise investors in the underwriting of properties. In the past ten years Austin has advised owners in over 60 leasing and sales transactions involving the Federal Government.

Recent Major Transactions:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | Rockville, MD (480,000 RSF)
US Department of Health and Human Services | Washington, DC (175,000 RSF)
Bureau of Fiscal Services | Hyattsville, MD (108,000 RSF)
US Department of Veterans Affairs | Eatontown, NJ (80,000 RSF)
National Cancer Institute | Rockville, MD (65,000 RSF)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement | Vienna, VA (68,000 RSF)
Federal Highway Administration | Ashburn, VA (50,000 RSF)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement | Reston, VA (43,000 RSF)
National Parks Service | Herndon, VA (39,000 RSF)
US Coast Guard | Chesapeake, VA (38,000 RSF)
US Attorney’s Office | Lexington, KY (38,000 RSF)
US Drug Enforcement Agency | Naperville, IL (29,000 RSF)
US Bureau of Land Management | Hines, OR (26,000 RSF)
US Social Security Administration | College Park, MD (20,000) RSF

Education and Affiliations:

Georgetown University | M.P.S. Real Estate
University of Maryland | B.S. Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | DC and Maryland