Marcus R. Pitts

Marcus R. Pitts

Managing Director

About Marcus:

Based at JLL’s office in Des Moines, IA, Marcus R. Pitts, CCIM, SIOR is a Managing Director specializing in Industrial, Office, Medical, Retail, Multi-Family and Land Development. He has worked extensively in the portfolio management, tenant representation and disposition segments of Commercial Real Estate. Marcus has managed portfolios totaling over 7,000,000 SF of property with cumulative leasing & sales in excess of $2B. Marcus is involved in many local community philanthropic organizations.


B.A. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, 2003

Key clients:

  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Assurance Agency
  • Aveda
  • Bankers Life & Casualty Co.
  • Casey's General Stores
  • CenturyLink
  • Compressor Controls Corp.
  • Conoco-Phillips
  • CW Capital
  • DRA Properties
  • FBL Financial
  • Fiserv
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Hudson Advisors
  • Iron Mountain
  • Monsanto
  • NLV Financial
  • OPUS
  • Panera Bread
  • Perficut Lawn Care
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Roper Industries
  • Schwan’s Food Service
  • SC Johnson
  • Securitas
  • Stryker Corp.
  • United Rentals, Inc.
  • Whirlpool

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Past Board Chairman - Candeo
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association (ICREA)
  • Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • United Way


  • ICREA “Rising Star” Award Recipient
  • F.M. Hubbell Production Award Winner
  • Des Moines Forty Under 40 Award Recipient
  • Top Producer at NAI Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial
  • CoStar Power Broker - Iowa Industrial Market
  • CoStar Power Broker - Industrial Leasing
  • CoStar Power Broker - Office Leasing
  • CoStar Power Broker - Sales Transactions
  • NAI Global Elite Honoree
  • Top Producer at NAI Optimum
  • JLL Top Achiever
  • JLL Gold Achiever
  • JLL Top Gun Award Winner
  • Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame Member
  • City of Ankeny, IA - Small Business Person of the Year Award Recipient