Bruce Rutherford

Bruce Rutherford

International Director

Current Responsibilities

An authority on the energy industry, Bruce leads JLL’s Global Energy Practice Group. His expertise includes tenant representation, lease restructuring, real estate master planning, monetization of real estate and purchase to lease transactions. He applies his knowledge in tenant representation, lease restructuring, and offshoring across insurance, banking, law, energy, energy services and telecom industries.


Bruce frequently lectures on a variety of industry topics and often collaborates with CoreNet. Throughout his over  36 year career, Bruce has opened and led several new geographies and businesses in North America. He initiated, designed and led Tenant Representation in  Asia Pacific. Moreover,  he was instrumental in the merger of JLL and the Staubach company. As an advisor and broker, Bruce has negotiated over 38 million square feet of corporate and regional headquarters and many corporate site selections.


  • Master of Business Administration | Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Science | Honors | The Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Heavy Hitter, Houston Business Journal
  • Consistent Top Producer, JLL


  • Real Estate Strategies for Pandemics
  • Energy Boom Sparks American Manufacturing
  • Real Estate Keys to Oil & Gas Development
  • Real Estate Best Practices for Energy Companies
  • Common Sense for America
  • Three Pit Falls of Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development Key In Resource Plays
  • 3 Best Practices that Will Help Energy Companies Save Big
  • Oil Prices and Rents
  • Real Estate Strategies for Cyclical Industries

Affiliations and Community Information

  • CoreNet, Featured Speaker
  • Flame Seal Products, Inc., Non-executive Chairman
  • University of Houston, School of Real Estate, Bauer College, Advisory Board Member
  • Australian American Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • French American Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • American Heart Association, Circle of Red