Brian Adams

Brian Adams

Senior Vice President

Current responsibilities:

As part of the JLL Retail team, Brian helps property owners, developers, and retailers alike make smarter real estate decisions and solve their business challenges when it comes to listing their properties for lease, ground lease, or sale on the agency side; and strategic site selection and lease and contract negotiation on the tenant services side.


Brian brings a wealth of expertise in retail & hospitality-related strategic site selection, commercial transactions, and business practices to JLL. He has represented a diversity of restaurateurs—including Michelin Star and James Beard Foundation Award winners, retailers, hoteliers & real estate developers, and has also been an active partner in multiple hospitality-related ventures. Recognized as a market leader in brand development, positioning, and growth strategies, Brian often finds solutions where others may not think to look. He has played a pivotal role in consulting, listing and leasing or selling free-standing retail and F&Boriented properties and complex mixed-use projects alike. Examples include Hillwood’s Circle T Ranch development, Catalyst Urban Development’s 101 Center, Starwood Retail Partners’ The District at the Shops of Willow Bend, and many more.

Education and affiliations:

Brian attended Southern Methodist University as a Hunt Leadership Scholar to study real estate finance in the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, as well as foreign languages & literatures (he is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Italian). He has also earned an MBA from University of Missouri’s Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business and has served on the Board of Directors of its Alumni Association.

He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, both the Texas and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Associations, and is also an initiate of the Chaine des Rotisseurs—the world’s oldest and largest food and wine society.

Aside from real estate & retail, Brian’s passions include hunting, fishing, collecting & restoring first editions of titles by his favorite authors, and spending time with his wife and girls. He was a founding board member of both the Helping Friendly Foundation that advocates for a well-read public, and the Dallas chapter of the Society of Young Philanthropists.