Tony Russell

Tony Russell

Senior Managing Director

As Senior Managing Director for JLL, Tony Russell specializes in the leasing and sales of office and life science properties. He represents both landlords and tenants in all phases of negotiation and real estate brokerage services. Tony has an extensive and successful track record in crafting and implementing strategic marketing plans for the pre-leasing of new construction/ground-up developments and the repositioning of existing assets.

With more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Tony's clients includes institutional and private owners of real estate, large and small corporations. Tony’s background and passion for architecture & design combined with his creative approach to marketing has been the key to his success and has created significant value for his clients.

Tony has transacted more than 10 million feet of lease and sales transactions with a value exceeding more than $5 billion. Prior to joining JLL, Tony spent 11 years with BRE Commercial, now Cushman & Wakefield, in San Diego and Grubb & Ellis in Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona State University (B.A.) - emphasis in business, architecture

Professional Affiliations & Accolades:

  • 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) – Board Member for 10 years
  • Arizona State University Alumni Association
  • JLL San Diego office and company-wide Top Producer
  • Grubb & Ellis BRE Commercial No. 1 broker company-wide in number of transactions in 2005 - 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 - 2005–2023
  • Completed San Diego’s largest office lease transactions (undisclosed Fortune 5 tech co - 125,000 SF) & the largest life sciences lease transaction (Neurocrine Biosciences @ Aperture Del Mar - 535,000 SF) in 2022
  • Completed Downtown San Diego's largest new development office lease transaction (SANDAG 90,000 SF) in 2023