James Esquivel

James Esquivel

Managing Director

Current Responsibilities

Mr. Esquivel is responsible for office leasing, client account management and new business development within Jones Lang LaSalle's Dallas agency leasing group. James has a 22 year record of office leasing success; he and his teams have completed over 1000 transactions valued at more than $600 million. He has consistently found creative leasing and marketing solutions to challenges faced by office building owners.   Representative clients include Gramercy Property Trust, City Office REIT, Invesco, Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust, Velocis Group, Diversified Capital, Wolverine Interests, Behringer Harvard Funds, Spaulding & Slye Investments, GID Investment Advisers, CDI, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, LaSalle Investment Management and Goldman Sachs.  James was a Top Achiever for Jones Lang LaSalle in 2010, 2011 and 2014, and a Gold Achiever in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Esquivel worked with Trammell Crow Company/CB Richard Ellis in the office leasing division, where he represented top clients such as Crescent Real Estate Equities, JP Morgan Chase, Rreef, TIAA-CREF and Behringer Harvard Funds. From 1999 to 2005, he served as a Leasing Director at Equity Office Properties Trust. In that role he was responsible for marketing and leasing 1.32 million s.f. of Class A office space in Far North Dallas and Las Colinas.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Esquivel holds a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been involved in the Dallas Real Estate Council, and completed the Associate Leadership Council program (a leadership development program within The Real Estate Council).  He is a Licensed Texas Real Estate Salesman. His numerous community affiliations include:  Highland Park Presbyterian Church member/Reserve Deacon, Assistant Treasurer, Facilities Committee and Usher/Greeter Ministry; Sudie Williams Elementary School (DISD) volunteer; Park Cities YMCA – Partners Campaign Fundraiser; Former Momentous Institute board member and current Reading Buddy; member of Dallas Country Club, and he is a member and former director of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.