Robert Franks

Robert Franks

Managing Director

Current responsibilities

Rob is a Managing Director specializing in retail tenant representation in the Dallas/Southwest market. In his role, he manages both high growth new store rollouts and existing store portfolio management. He performs market analysis for new stores and relocations, conducts corporate site tours, negotiates letters of intent and works to ensure that store openings are timely and within budget. As an extension of clients’ internal real estate departments, Mr. Franks is responsible for efficiently managing their real estate portfolio needs and ensuring strategies are aligned with their business objectives. Representative clients include Walgreens, Bank of America, T-Mobile, Guitar Center, Texas Health Resources, 24Hr Fitness, Tempur-Pedic, Legacy Bank & Trust, American Feight, EyeMart Express, Big Blue Swim School, Filson, Shinola, Kohler, EZ Corp, Carvana, Urgent Vet, Music & Arts, BioLife, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Blue Goose Cantina and Café Zupas.


Rob has over twenty years of corporate retail real estate experience at the national and regional level. He has been with Jones Lang LaSalle for over fifteen years and has completed transactions for clients such as Advance Auto Parts, Salad & Go, Children’s Medical, BBVA Compass, HSBC, BB&T, Bridgestone/Firestone, Kroger, Emler Swim School, Regis Corporation, and FedEx. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Rob worked as a Real Estate Manager with FedEx Office, during an extensive growth stage in which they opened over 500 stores.His additional experience includes working as a Development Manager at Blockbuster Inc. and Rhino Video Games.

Education and affiliations

Rob received a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Florida. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the University of Florida Friends and Alumni of Real Estate Association (UF-FARE) and the National Eagle Scout Association.

Awards & Recognitions

2010, 2011 – JLL, DRE of the year

2012 – DARE Award Recipient for JLL Team of the Year (FedEx Acct), 2015 – (TMobile Acct)

2014 – JLL Team Player Award and Top Achiever Award

2015 – Named an Emerging Leader in Retail by Real Estate Forum Magazine

2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 – JLL Gold Achiever

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 – D CEO Power Broker

2016, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 – JLL Top Gun