Tony Russell

Tony Russell

Managing Director

​​​​​As Managing Director for JLL, Tony Russell is a member of the San Diego Agency Leasing team. Tony specializes in the leasing of Class A and B office properties throughout Central San Diego County.   Specialties
Tony represents his clients in all phases of negotiation and real estate brokerage, including pre-leasing new construction/ground-up development, build-to-suits, repositioning assets, investment and owner-user sales.   Years of experience
13 years   Experience
Prior to joining JLL, Tony was with Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial (formerly Grubb & Ellis) for 11 years. Prior to that Tony was with Grubb & Ellis Company in Phoenix, Arizona for 2 years. Tony has transacted more than 4 million feet of lease and sales transactions with a value exceeding more than $1.3 billion.   Recent Key transactions 
  • Lease/land sale for a build-to-suit with the FBI for 250,000 sf   • Lease with Cricket Wireless for 205,000 sf 
  • Lease with LPL Financial for 105,000 sf
  • Lease with Northrop Grumman for 93,000 sf 
  • Lease with NuVasive for 62,000 sf
  • Lease with United Healthcare for 55,000 sf
  • Lease with Autoanything for 40,000 sf  

  • JLL San Diego office and company-wide Top Producer – 2012
  • Grubb & Ellis BRE Commercial No. 1 broker company-wide in number of transactions in 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2009
  • Real Estate Forum’s National Top Broker Award Recipient – 2008
  • Grubb & Ellis BRE Commercial Top 10 Producer – 2007-2009
  • 2006 NAIOP Emerging Leaders Award Recipient
  • CoStar Power Broker Award Recipient - 2005–2011

Tony graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Marketing and Real Estate.

Community and personal information
   • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – San Diego Board of Directors, 2010 – President, San Diego Chapter
   • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – Member
   • Arizona State University Alumni Association   Landlord Clients    • Arden Realty
   • BioMed Realty Trust
   • BlackRock
   • CarrAmerica
   • Cisterra Development
   • DRA Advisors
   • Greenlaw Partners
   • Guggenheim Partners
   • Hart Advisors
   • The Hearn Company
   • Hines
   • ING Clarion
   • LBA Realty
   • Menlo Equities
   • Mitsui Real Estate
   • MIG Real Estate
   • The Muller Company
   • Pacific Office Properties
   • Prudential Real Estate
   • RREEF
   • Sudberry Properties