Sharon Wortmann

Sharon Wortmann

Managing Director

Current Responsibilities

Sharon Riley Wortmann is a Managing Director in JLL Industrial Services Group based in Ontario, California. Sharon joined JLL in 2017 from CBRE Capital Markets and was part of the National Partners Industrial Team based in Los Angeles where she focused on industrial asset debt placement and equity sourcing. She was previously with Colony Capital where she was Acquisitions Director responsible for creating and implementing an investment strategy for the West Coast region, which included direct equity and structured debt investments on behalf of the Colony Capital REIT, multiple investment funds, and Separate Accounts. Other duties included relationship management, investor relations, and dispositions. Sharon previously spent nearly 12 years at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as Acquisitions Director responsible for the West Coast equity investment strategy, joint ventures, development and mortgage production. Sharon has focused JV experience including operating and ground up development joint ventures primarily in the multi family, senior/assisted living, office, industrial, retail, commercial condo, airport/urban parking and student housing sectors.


Previous experience includes a stint as Director in the Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield and served as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley where she coordinated disposition and acquisition efforts for third-party clients and investment funds. Ms. Wortmann began her career at KPMG as a real estate and hospitality consultant based in Miami after earning a BBA in Real Estate Finance with a minor in International Business from Georgia State University.

She was also named one of California’s Most Influential Women in Real Estate by Globe Street and Connect Media's 2019 Women in Real Estate.

Education and Affiliations

  • Georgia State University (B.B.A. - Real Estate Finance)
  • Member, International council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), NAIOP Inland Empire Board Member, American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

Areas of specialization:

  • Landlord and Tenant Leasing Representation
  • Joint Venture Equity Sourcing and Structuring
  • Investment and Portfolio Sales Advisory
  • Portfolio Advisory Services
  • Recapitalizations
  • Development
  • Investment Sales
  • Acquisitions/Dispositions
  • Debt Placement