Rick O'Brien

Rick O'Brien

Managing Director, Brokerage

Current responsibilities

Rick O'Brien is responsible for the development and leadership of Industrial Brokerage Services with the Pittsburgh office of Jones Lang LaSalle. 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. He has affiliated with Jones Lang LaSalle in December of 2009. He has achieved Top Gun Status recognizing superior client service. Previously he was with a Grubb & Ellis, a national real estate brokerage firm, he was a charter member of the logistics practice group and was 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 twelve million square feet of industriall/office property and over twenty-four million square feet of land salesl/development totaling over §ž¥ž,000,000 in volume over the last five years.

He has represented Developers ( Al Neyer, Chapman Properties, Castlebrook Development, Sampsonl/Morris Group), Corporate Real Estate (FedEx Ground, Shell Chemical. Eaton, erizon), Asset Managers and Real Estate Investors (Pittsburgh Business Proper- ties, STAG Industrial, First Industrial).

Education and affiliations

A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. O'Brien holds an M.B.A. from the Katz School of Business, –niversity of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Marietta College. He was accepted as a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) recognizing superior produc- tion levels and experience with industrial real estate brokerage.
Mr. O'Brien served as Treasurer and is a Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).

Mr. O'Brien practiced Accounting from 198ž to 1991 and was a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


  • FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. 
  • Shell Chemical Appalachia
  • STAG Industrial 
  • Castlebrook Development
  • T2 Investors 
  • RIDC of SW Pennsylvania 
  • Sampson Morris Group 
  • Berlin Packaging
  • Lowe's 
  • Signode
  • NTW
  • IDL Worldwide 
  • Bridgestone 
  • Beacon Roofing
  • CCG
  • Iron Mountain 
  • DoALL Company
  • ABB
  • Walgreens 
  • Evoqua 
  • Thermo Fisher 
  • Moderne Glass 
  • Nexeo Solutons
  • Exxon