Ron Ruffner

Ron Ruffner

Senior Vice President

Current Responsibilities

Ron has nearly 30 years of commercial real estate experience in all aspects of development, landlord representation, land sales, land acquisitions, tenant representation and build-to-suit projects. Ron’s major assignments includes 1.5 million square feet of Class A office product (existing and new development) at the Corporate Center buildings at International Plaza. His current focus is to expand the office agency practice in the Tampa Bay area market.


Before joining JLL in April 2017, Ron was a Senior Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa where he focused on representing owners in the Westshore market and the I-75 corridor. He also served as a Vice President for the Tampa office at Carter & Associates, where he was responsible for directing the leasing effort of approximately 1.5 m.s.f. of Class A space at Corporate Center at International Plaza and Hidden River Corporate Park. Prior to joining Carter, Ron was Vice President in Tampa for Crescent Resources, where he was responsible for land acquisitions, development and leasing of commercial properties. Ron Ruffner and Clay Sovich work as a team doing project leasing on office and industrial projects.

Education and Affiliations                                                        

Ron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and also attended Miami University. He is a graduate of Leadership Westshore, Westshore Alliance member, Past Treasurer of the Westshore Community Development Corporation, Past Board Member of NAIOP, and member of the USF Varsity Club.