Marcus R. Pitts

Marcus R. Pitts

Managing Director

Current responsibilities
Based at JLL’s office in Des Moines, IA, Marcus R. Pitts, CCIM, SIOR is a Managing Director specializing in both tenant and agency representation.

Marcus co-founded the Des Moines office in 2014 after working in the industry for 10 years at both the NAI and CBRE affiliates in Des Moines. Marcus has worked extensively in the portfolio management, tenant representation and disposition segments of Commercial Real Estate in the Iowa market. He has managed portfolios totaling over 6,000,000 SF of property with cumulative leasing and sales in excess of $1.5B.

Marcus has been a consistent “Top Producer” in the industry over his career and is involved in many community philanthropic organizations.

Specialties
• Multiple Large Retail Investment Sale Transactions
• Multiple Office Investment Sale Transactions
• Industrial Build-to-Suit Transaction
• Industrial Tenant Representation Assignments
• Industrial Agency Assignments
• Team Leader of Industrial Agency and Tenant Representation

Team Leader of Retail Agency and Tenant Representation

Years of experience
19 years

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
• Endeavor
• 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
• Ryan Companies
• Schwan’s Food Service
• SC Johnson
• Securitas
• Stryker Corp.
• United Rentals, Inc.
• VanTrust
• Whirlpool

Awards
• 2005 ICREA “Rising Star” Award Recipient
• 2006 F.M. Hubbell Production Award Winner
• 2007 Forty Under 40 Class
• 2010 Top Producer at NAI Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial
• 2011 Top Producer at NAI Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial
• 2012 CoStar Power Broker
• 2013 CoStar Power Broker
• 2013 NAI Global Elite Honoree
• 2013 Top Producer at NAI Optimum
• 2014 CoStar Power Broker
• 2015 CoStar Power Broker
• 2015 JLL Top Achiever
• 2016 CoStar Power Broker
• 2016 JLL Gold Achiever
• 2017 CoStar Power Broker

2017 JLL Gold Achiever
• 2018 CoStar Power Broker

2018 JLL Gold Achiever
• 2019 CoStar Power Broker

2019 JLL Gold Achiever
• 2020 CoStar Power Broker

2020 JLL Top Gun
2021 JLL Top Gun

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

Affiliations
• Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
• Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
• Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)