Rich Branning

Rich Branning

Executive Managing Director

As Managing Director, Rich co-leads JLL’s Corporate Advisory Services group in Silicon Valley and oversees the firm’s Menlo Park office. Rich’s team specializes in representing the requirements of the Silicon Valley’s highest profile companies and firms, leading negotiations and integrating the full scope of JLL’s services to meet the tenant’s requirements.


Rich Branning is a JLL thought leader orchestrating a team of specialists in brokerage, finance, workplace management, construction, global incentives and labor analytics. In his 29-year career, he has advised and represented some of the Bay Area’s top high-growth global companies, offering creative negotiating strategies with an entrepreneurial point of view on more than 25 million square feet of corporate real estate transactions.

Key Clients

  • Aruba Networks
  • Battery Ventures
  • Equinix
  • Fungible
  • GoPro
  • Gunderson Dettmer
  • Infinera
  • Medallia
  • Plan Grid
  • Renesas
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Snap
  • TriNet
  • Uber
  • Workday

B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame.
M.A. from the University of Southern California.


Rich Branning attended the University of Notre Dame acquiring a Bachelors and the University of Southern California acquiring a Master’s degree. He is an advisor and investor of New Vista Partners and a member of Jones Lang LaSalle Champion of Excellence. Rich was the captain of his basketball team at the University of Notre Dame, and an Academic All-American.