Jeff Venghaus, SIOR

Jeff Venghaus, SIOR

Executive Managing Director, Brokerage


Jeff is an Executive Managing Director and team leader of JLL Houston’s Industrial Services group. His expertise includes acquisitions, dispositions, leases (renewals and expansions), build-to-suit/design-build projects and agency leasing. His primary focus is to develop cost-saving strategies that increase profitability and mitigate risk for clients over the long term. Jeff’s philosophy is clear: put the client first, build trust and work with excellence. Furthermore, Jeff excels as a servant leader where he mentors every person on his team to ensure they flourish both professionally and personally.


Jeff has negotiated leases, acquisitions and dispositions of industrial properties for over 23 years and has maintained many client relationships for most of his career.


  • Bachelor of Arts | Managerial Studies | Rice University
  • 1994-1995 Honor Athlete | Southwest Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll 
  • Lettered in both football and baseball


  • JLL’s Houston Mentorship Program, Executive Board Member (2018-current)
  • JLL’s Houston Mentorship Program, Co-founder and Mentor (2018-2019)
  • Top Gun Designation, JLL (2012-2015, 2018-2020)
  • Gold Achiever Designation, JLL (2016-2017), 2022
  • Beacon Award, JLL (2015)
  • Top Achiever Designation, JLL (2006-2014)
  • Heavy Hitter, Houston Business Journal (2002, 2007, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2021)
  • Industrial Broker of the Year Finalist, NAIOP (2012)
  • Industrial Broker of the Year, NAIOP (2010)
  • #1 “35 Under 35,” Black’s Guide (2008)
  • Rising Star Award, NAIOP (2004)
  • Rising Star Award Finalist, NAIOP (2002)

Affiliations and Community Involvement:

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Member
  • Amada, Board Member 
  • Generation One, Advisory Board Member
  • Bible study and Discipleship leader
  • Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association, Board Member and Coach

Best Career Advice:

“One day at a time, take care of the client and let the results follow.”

Select Experience:

  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Agile Interiors
  • APS Technology
  • Brandt
  • Edgen Murray
  • Emser Tile
  • Gulf Winds International
  • Gyrodata
  • Ikea
  • Lowe’s
  • Living Spaces
  • LSI Industries
  • Panera Bread
  • Proserv Americas
  • PSC
  • PSS Industrial Group
  • Skyline Exhibits
  • Summit Electric Supply
  • TDIndustries
  • The Reynolds Company
  • Terracon
  • Transocean
  • Walgreens
  • Wayne Enterprises
  • Western Container Corporation