Current Responsibilities and Professional Background
Gil Ohls currently serves as Managing Director in Jones Lang LaSalle's New York office where he joined in 2010. Mr. Ohls works in a multi-market leasing and sales transaction capacity and has national and global experience through clients such as RBS, J.P. Morgan Chase, BlackRock, QBE Insurance, Interactive Data Corporation, and Cenveo among others.
He is also active in the financial services sector, most often with hedge fund and private equity firms such as Millennium Partners, Jump Trading, OneMain Financial, Starwood Capital, Investcorp, General Atlantic and Knight Trading. Mr. Ohls focuses on tenant and landlord representation, but has a diversified history of transactions over his 19-year career including buying and selling buildings and land, real estate development and conversion, and repositioning of properties.
During his career, Mr. Ohls was recognized as one of Fairfield County's "40 Under 40" by the Fairfield County Business Journal. He has completed over 15.4 million square feet of lease transactions and has negotiated an equally substantive amount of commercial sales. In perhaps his most notable transaction, Mr. Ohls was involved in bringing RBS Greenwich Capital Markets' regional HQ's of over 500,000 square feet to Stamford, Connecticut. The building boasts the largest trading floor in the United States.
He has also been honored with Reckson Associates' "Broker of the Year" award. Mr. Ohls is recognized by his clients and peers for his tireless work ethic, attention to detail, impeccable reputation in the industry and an intensely high level of service.
Noteworthy leasing and sale transactions include:
- RBS N.A. HQ's (500,000sf - Stamford, CT)
- QBE Insurance (183,000sf Chandler, AZ; 136,000sf Irvine, CA; 120,000sf New York, NY)
- Interactive Data Corp. (67,000sf NY, NY; 43,000sf Hayward, CA)
- Springs Global (43,000sf NY, NY)
- Knight Trading (65,000sf Greenwich, CT)
- General Atlantic Partners (30,000sf Greenwich, CT)
- Jump Trading (19,000sf NY, NY)
- Sale of Bellevue Tech Center (326,000sf - $78MM Bellevue, WA)
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Gil served as a Managing Principal in Newmark Knight Frank's Connecticut office for 12 years. Prior to that, Mr. Ohls was associated with Natexis Banque, where he was a treasury analyst.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Ohls graduated from Villanova University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.