Blake Searles is a Managing Director in JLL's Los Angeles office. He leads JLL’s Tenant Representation brokerage, advisory and consulting team that focuses primarily on tenant representation in the West Los Angeles market as well as nationally and globally. Mr. Searles is results driven and has a long history of developing strategic solutions and negotiating creative transactions for his clients. Mr. Searles joined JLL in 2006.
Tenant representation, portfolio and account management, consulting
Years of experience
Mr. Searles is one of Los Angeles market's most accomplished real estate professionals, having completed in excess of 10 million s.f. of transactions over his 15-year real estate career. Mr. Searles specializes in assisting clients in defining their qualitative, operational and financial objectives; developing practical occupancy scenarios; identifying, analyzing and acquiring strategic locations; and disposing of surplus space. In addition, Mr. Searles also focuses on identifying operational efficiency and cost reduction opportunities for his clients, as well as the portfolio companies of his private equity clients both nationally and globally.
Achievements and Awards
- JLL Top Gun (multiyear)
- JLL Leadership Award – West Region (2018)
Mr. Searles earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of California.