Michael Kahl

Michael Kahl

Vice President

Current Responsibilities

Mr. Kahl specializes in retail tenant representation within the Orange County, Los Angeles and Inland Empire markets.


Michael is passionate about commercial real estate with several years rooted in the industry. Excellent communication, quality of workmanship, and full comprehension of the SoCal Market are a few of his strengths to help bridge the gap between the unique market and his clients. He is well versed in its demographics, psychographics, market expansions, and rollout strategies.

His experience working with prominent Landlords provides critical insight and perspective to help negotiate transactions successfully. As of 2020, Michael exclusively works to heighten JLL’s Retail Tenant Representation in Southern California out of JLL’s Orange County office.

Michael is dedicated and focused, providing personalized services and creating long-lasting professional relationships. He delivers effective results by understanding his clients’ needs. As an expert, he is skilled at acquiring off-market deals and penetrating into high barrier of entry markets through communication, due diligence, title research, geographic knowledge, mapping expertise, and his network of relationships.

Michael currently works with a variety of concepts within food and beverage, financial institutions, and medical tenants seeking locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire.

Before joining JLL in 2018, Michael spent 5 years at CBRE, where he worked on several ground-up developments, redevelopments, and outparcels for top developers and owners in Southern California. He managed projects for AT&T, Corky’s Kitchen & Diner, Inchin’s Bamboo Garden, 99 Cents Only, Kahoots Pet & Feed and more.

Education and Affiliations

  • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers  since 2013
  • Bachelors Degree in Art, University of Pepperdine