Joseph J. Messina

Joseph J. Messina

Vice Chairman

Current responsibilities
Joe Messina is an Vice Chairman with JLL's New York City office. He is tasked with building and managing a strategic consulting/analytics group that will provide industry leading analytics and offer high level consulting, transaction strategy, structuring and execution services.

Consulting, Strategic & Financial Planning, Complex Financial Analysis, Transaction / Deal Structure, Lease Negotiation, Demographic Analysis, Tenant Representation

Years of experience

Joe joined JLL from Savills Studley, Inc. where he was an executive managing director.  At Savills Studley, he developed and managed a consulting/analytics group that served their New York and New Jersey offices. Joe provides a unique combination of strategy and financial planning expertise which results in the development and implementation of value-add occupancy decisions. Joe's ability to translate a firm's financial and operational objectives into a tactical vision has resulted in the creation of significant value / savings. Joe has an excellent understanding real estate's financial statement impact and is highly skilled at structuring and analyzing real estate transactions to maximize specific economic objectives.

He began his career in 1997 as an associate at Studley. He subsequently held various positions at the firm until February 2013 when he was promoted to executive managing director.


  • Real Estate New Jersey Broker All Star
  • Real Estate New Jersey and New York 40 Under 40
  • Commercial Property Executive All Star
  • CoStar Power Broker award for the past 3 years

Joe received his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University.

Joe is a member of the Harvard Varsity Club and the Real Estate Board of New York.