James Tierney

James Tierney

New England Market Director

Current responsibilities

As the Market Director for JLL New England, Jim Tierney provides overall leadership for the region focused on business growth, client support, and operational efficiency. Jim is also the region's lead caretaker of a proud corporate culture that is defined by teamwork, ethics and excellence.

Jim is responsible for the company's success across multiple business lines: agency leasing and tenant representation services; property management; project and development services, and; capital markets and investment sales services. These businesses are recognized leaders serving the office, retail, industrial and multi-family markets throughout New England. Jim works to connect these businesses with each other and with other contributors to the JLL platform. He is committed to retaining, attracting and rewarding a talented and diverse team that forges long-lasting, highly-successful relationships with our clients.

JLL New England prides itself on delivering exceptional service and thought leadership to those who occupy and invest in commercial real estate. The firm's New England region includes two corporate offices that conduct transactions and manage properties and projects in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. JLL New England employs approximately 300 professionals who contribute to the company's growing success.


Prior to joining JLL in 2014, Jim served as the Chief of Staff and Special Counsel at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). In that position he helped determine the economic development agenda, coordinate planning activities and manage the development approval process for the City of Boston. Before his work at the BRA, Jim practiced law at the Boston office of Holland & Knight, LLP where he represented clients in commercial litigation and administrative proceedings. He has also worked for a Member of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. and for a political consulting firm in Chicago, Illinois.


Bachelor of Arts, Georgetown University
Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School


  • A Better City, Board of Directors
  • Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Board of Directors
  • COMPASS, Inc., Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Board of Directors
  • NAIOP Massachusetts, Gavel Member
  • ULI, Boston/New England Advisory Board Member
  • WriteBoston, Inc., Chairman, Board of Directors