Russell Westlake

Russell Westlake

Managing Director, Brokerage

Current Responsibilities and Experience

Russ provides local leadership for the Memphis office and oversees the Mid-South region. He provides industrial clients in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi with a full range of real estate services. Russ is an active member of the Jones Lang LaSalle Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions Practice. With over thirty three years of diversified experience in the industry, Russ has a broad understanding of the important principles that must be incorporated into successful transactions.

Russ' real estate experience includes general brokerage, tenant representation, landlord representation, asset management and development. He has successfully negotiated over 44 million square feet industrial lease and sale transactions, totaling in excess of $2 billion.

Representative Industrial Transactions TBC Corporation 1,500,040 SF Sanyo 1,415,000 SFKellogg 1,100,000 SF Under Armour 1,100,000 SFQuad Graphics 872,500 SF CSS Industries 930,206 SFMeritex Logistics 759,996 SF Carroll Tire 810,000 SFKenco 689,450 SF Sephora 716,080 SFQuad Graphics 630,000 SF United Stationers 654,080 SFPhilips Lighting 600,000 SF Hewlett Packard 625,000 SFQuad Graphics 575,000 SF TBC Corporation 586,942 SFTerex Corporation 508,000 SF Glaxo Smith Kline 337,954 SFSyncreon 300,000 SF PFSweb 275,400 SF

Education and Affiliations

Russ received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. He is very actively involved in the industry as well as the community with leadership roles including Past-Chairman of the Dixie Boys and Girls Club, Central Board of Directors - Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis, Exchange Club Family Center Board of Directors, Co-Star Advisory Board and MAAR Commercial Council Board of Directors.  A graduate of Leadership Memphis as well as The Leadership Academy – LDI Master's Program, Russ remains an active participant in these local leadership organizations.

Recent Awards

  • MAAR Industrial Tenant Rep Broker of the Year, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • MAAR Pinnacle Elite President's Award, 2010

  • MAAR Pinnacle Producers Club, Life Member

  • Memphis Business Quarterly CRE Power Player Award, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • JLL Platinum Achiever, 2013, 2014

  • CoStar Power Broker, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • JLL Top Gold Achiever, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • JLL Top Gun, 2009, 2011, 2016