Jason Ovadia

Jason Ovadia

Executive Managing Director

Role:

Jason Ovadia is responsible for CO-leading the Northern California Industrial Super Region. In addition to his regional leadership responsibilities, Jason remains an active industrial broker, representing some of the firm’s most prestigious clients. He also serves on the Industrial Executive Committee, the JLL Brokerage Leadership Council, Supply Chain & Logistics Group and is a JLL National Director of the firm.

Jason provides strategic solutions to corporations, institutional owners, developers, REITs, logistics providers and transportation companies helping them improve speed to market, provide cost and risk reduction and maximize location and labor requirements. Brokerage services include lease transactions, agency and tenant representation, site selection, investment sales, acquisition, disposition and build-to-suit properties and portfolios. Since joining JLL in 2008, Jason has been involved in over $4 billion worth of real estate transactions, completing over 60 million square feet of industrial leasing and sales.

Experience:

Prior to joining JLL, Jason was a Director at Cushman & Wakefield.

Awards:

  • San Francisco Business Times Deal of the Year 2013, 2022 & 2021
  • Connect CRE California Broker of the Year 2021
  • CoStar Power Broker Award 2008-21
  • CoStar Top East Bay Lease 2021
  • SIOR Top Industrial Lease 2016-18, 2021
  • ASVB, Deal of the Year 2013
  • JLL Top Gun 2015-21, Gold Achiever 2013-14, 
    Top Achiever 2012
  • East Bay Brokers Top 3 Producer 2014-21
  • Cushman & Wakefield, Rookie of the Year

Education and Affiliations

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Law and Society from the University of Southern California. He is a board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) San Francisco chapter and the East Bay Broker’s Association. Additionally, Jason is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He also sits on the Marshall Partners board for the Northern California Chapter of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Jason lives in Diablo, CA with his wife and two sons.

Select Experience:

Owners:

  • Bentall Kennedy
  • BlackCreek
  • Blackstone
  • CenterPoint Properties
  • Dermody Properties
  • New York Life
  • Panattoni
  • Prologis
  • Stockbridge

Occupiers:

  • IKEA
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lineage Logistics
  • Matson Logistics
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Pratt Corrugated Holdings
  • Tesla