Mr. Rantala is currently Market Lead for JLL’s Project and Development Services team in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Rantala joined JLL in 2005 where he focused on growing the project management platform in central Ohio. With a successful track record of delivering projects, Mr. Rantala relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan in October 2014 to open a new office for JLL in western Michigan.
Mr. Rantala is responsible for business development and the planning and execution of construction projects. He focuses on commercial tenant interior, building renovation and ground up projects, including management of both small and large scale projects from programming through construction.
Mr. Rantala has more than 25 years of project management experience. Current projects include a 140,000 square foot design/build ground up manufacturing plant for an Italian firm in Grand Rapids, multiple interior modernization projects at Honeywell Aerospace in South Bend, IN, and refresh/restack projects for UnitedHealth Group for a 3,000 employee campus in Orange County, CA.
Sample of completed projects include a 300,000 s.f. dis tribution warehouse for Kenco/Stryker, a 58,000 s.f. law firm renovation for Kegler Brown, a 50,000 s.f. office buildout and relocation for Resource/Ammirati, a 160,000 s.f. Regional HQ / Data Center on an abandoned landfill for Time Warner Cable, a 70,000 s.f. global training facility for Emerson Network Power/Liebert Services, and various call center projects for UnitedHealth Group.
Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Rantala worked for Turner, Barton Malow and Danis. Past projects included a $200M football stadium renovation for The Ohio State University, a $40M medium security detention facility new build for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, in Bradenton, FL and a $95M water improvement program for Sarasota County, FL.
Mr. Rantala has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council.