Founding Phoenix team member brings long-time expertise, vision to new role
PHOENIX, January 17, 2018 – The Phoenix office of JLL has named Pat Williams as Senior Managing Director and new head of the Phoenix JLL office, overseeing a team of 46 local commercial real estate brokers specializing in tenant and investor representation across a broad range of product types.
Williams previously served as the head of the JLL Phoenix tenant representation team and co-leader of the Phoenix office alongside Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond. With the transition, Desmond will move to an expanded role within the JLL Capital Markets group.
Williams joined the local JLL office in 2000, serving as a tenant representation expert and one of six founding team members within what – at the time – was the Staubach Company, the nation’s leading tenant representation firm. In 2008, the Staubach Company was purchased by JLL. In 2011, Williams was promoted to Managing Director and named the head of the JLL Phoenix tenant representation team.
Since that time, Williams and Desmond have grown JLL’s Phoenix office to reflect the company’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform, which in Phoenix now includes tenant and landlord (agency) office, industrial, retail, healthcare, and data center representation; commercial real estate investments (capital markets); multifamily investments; property and facility management; development services; and related services within the real estate leasing, investment and management process.
“It has been gratifying to watch the Phoenix office grow into a leading market position, yet still maintain the attention to detail and client-centric philosophy that we’ve had from the start,” said Williams. “I’m honored to work alongside this talented group of experts, and look forward to the opportunities we have ahead of us to put Phoenix’s market strengths to work for our clients.”
Since Williams joined the Phoenix office, it has grown from six to more than 60 brokers and support team members. In 2016, the Phoenix team completed 34 million square feet in lease and sale transactions valued at $1.5 billion, directed $105 million in project management and currently manages a 25.2 million-square-foot portfolio.