Derek Trulson

Derek Trulson

Vice Chairman

Current responsibilities:

Derek Trulson is a vice chairman in JLL’s New York office. His responsibilities include New York-based and national client transaction management, business development and identification of local and national strategic growth opportunities. He represents corporations with complex strategic and organizational issues defined by facilities, construction, technology, and personnel.


With over 30 years of real estate experience, Derek began his career as a developer and construction project manager. Focusing on value engineering and cost saving analysis, he managed the “complete” building process from space planning to permit/design review to construction and tenant move-in.

In New York he has been responsible for establishing the Financial Industry Practice and Operational Planning Practice. He forged new ground for the firm in such areas as leasing (renewals, relocations, subleasing and buyouts), acquisitions (land purchase, build-to-suits and restorations); overall portfolio management and individual transactions totaling over 1 million s.f. per year. His notable portfolio includes Nordstrom, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, T-Mobile, and Healthfirst.


In 2010 Derek won the “Most Significant Lease of the Year” award for Healthfirst in lower Manhattan. He was the top professional in the New York office and ranked third overall in the company in 2006.

For his T-Mobile national account, Derek won the “Best New Office Development” award from the Dallas Business Journal as part of its feature “Best and Biggest Deals of 2005”.

For 11 years in a row (2007-present), Derek was recognized as a Top Gun – A national ranking of the top 5% of the entire company.

Representative clients:

  • Nordstrom: 365,000 s.f. Mixed use new development – Full line department store
  • Hautelook: 700,000 s.f. New construction fulfillment center-industrial
  • Nordstrom: 1,000,000 s.f. New construction fulfillment center – industrial
  • Healthfirst: 350,000 s.f. Multiple office leases
  • T-Mobile: 100,000 s.f. each. Multiple call centers

Renewals/Expansions/New Development:

  • KCG Holdings: 175,000 s.f. Office Lease
  • SS&C: 135,000 s.f. Office Lease
  • SMBC: 400,000 s.f. Multiple Office Leases


Derek earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington Building Construction Program and a Certificate Program in Commercial Real Estate.


As a Type I diabetic, Derek is an active supporter of diabetes-related charitable organizations. In his spare time Derek enjoys golf and collecting 60’s era muscle cars.