Rick O’Brien is responsible for the development and leadership of Industrial Brokerage Services in the Pittsburgh office of JLL. With a constant focus on maximizing business results for his clients, Mr. O’Brien strives to deliver and interpret relevant information and consult on issues critical to the success of his client’s real estate projects.
Mr. O’Brien has provided real estate brokerage services since 1992, with a prior background in Accounting from 1985 to 1991. Mr. O’Brien has been affiliated with JLL since December of 2009. During this time, he has completed fourteen build-to-suit projects and completed the Site Selection for a multi-billion Petro-Chemical Manufacturing facility. Previously he was with a national real estate brokerage firm where he was a charter member of the logistics practice group, recognized as a top performing Industrial Broker achieving top 10 status nationally and served on the Industrial Practice Group. He has delivered real estate services on behalf of his clients on a local, regional and national basis, has been a speaker on industrial real estate topics before business associations, and has been instrumental in the sale or lease of over ten million square feet of industrial/office property and over thirty two million square feet of land sales/development.
Mr. O’Brien has represented several Developers (Al.Neyer, DHL, Sippell Development, McKnight Properties, Elmhurst Group, Sampson/Morris Group), Corporate Real Estate (FedEx Ground, Royal Dutch Shell, Bayer Corporation, Giant Eagle Thermo Fischer), Asset Managers and Real Estate Investors (Pittsburgh Business Properties, Betters Real Estate Group, Clayco Real Estate, Sun Capital Advisors, First Industrial).
A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. O’Brien holds an M.B.A. from the Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Marietta College. Mr. O’Brien is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was accepted as a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) recognizing superior production levels and experience with industrial real estate brokerage. He is a member of the JLL Supply Chain and Logistical Services Practice Group.
Mr. O’Brien is a Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and is a current? member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He has achieved Top Gun Status recognizing outstanding client service as a member of the JLL Team.