Jeff Venghaus, SIOR

Jeff Venghaus, SIOR

Executive Managing Director, Brokerage

CurrentResponsibilities:

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.

Experience:

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.

Education:

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

Achievements:

  • 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