Bruce Rutherford

Bruce Rutherford

International Director

Current Responsibilities

Bruce Rutherford has 38 years experience in real estate and related business consulting. His expertise includes tenant representation, lease restructuring, real estate master planning, international site selection, monetization of real estate, purchase and sale, and purchase to lease transactions. He applies his knowledge across the insurance, banking, law, energy, energy services and telecom industries. An authority on the energy industry, Bruce also leads JLL’s Global Energy Practice Group.


Bruce frequently lectures on a variety of industry topics in academic and commercial venues such as CoreNet. Throughout his 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 40 million square feet of corporate and regional headquarters and many corporate site selections.


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


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


  • Real Estate Strategies for Pandemics
  • Real Estate Strategies for Cyclical Industries
  • 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

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

Best Career Advice

“Never stop learning.”

Select Experience

  • ACS
  • Aetna
  • AT&T
  • BP
  • Comfort Systems
  • Crestwood Midstream
  • Dream Works Studios
  • Ernst & Young
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Huron Consulting
  • KPMG
  • LivaNova
  • Mizuho Bank
  • NBC Studios
  • Neste
  • Packard Bell
  • Prudential
  • QRI
  • Rangeland Energy
  • Skadden Arps
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sunoco Logistics
  • TC Energy
  • Xerox
  • ZTC Petro Investments LP