Executive UpdatesRetail

JLL Welcomes Leading Phoenix Retail Team as Consumer Activity Rebounds

Regan Amato, Ryan Tanner bring full-service retail expertise with an eye on growth

Underscoring a retail market in a slow-but-steady rebound, the Phoenix office of JLL has expanded its metro Phoenix retail market coverage with the addition of two new, award-winning team members, Regan Amato and Ryan Tanner. 

Amato and Tanner focus on tenant and buyer representation, with full-service retail and entertainment expertise in tenant representation, institutional landlord leasing, retail development and disposition initiatives.

A 16-year industry veteran, Amato joins JLL as Senior Vice President with a track record of over 500 completed transactions and nearly 7 million square feet of negotiated space exceeding $750 million in total consideration. Amato is a full-service, master retail broker with a multi-market network. His experience includes leading the regional roll-outs of multiple credit-level users and the representation of numerous prominent Valley retail centers. Prior to joining JLL, Amato served as a Senior Director for a leading global commercial real estate affiliate.

Tanner serves as a JLL Associate, leveraging market knowledge and technology to deliver success for prominent owners, users and developers. He most recently worked alongside Amato within a top-producing retail team. He has relocated to JLL along with Amato to continue to grow that program. 

“Regan and Ryan’s full-service experience represents a new level of JLL retail coverage in Phoenix and valuable perspectives for our clients – something that is particularly welcome during this very unique time for the retail market,” said JLL Senior Managing Director Pat Williams. “We’re committed to help them grow, with support from our existing team and strong global platform.”

According to JLL, retail sales grew 15.8 percent between July 2020 and July 2021, marking a slow-but-steady return of consumers who are eager to resume their pre-pandemic shopping and dining activity.

Amato holds a bachelor’s degree in Regional Development and General Business Administration from the University of Arizona. He is an active participant with ICSC and NAIOP, and supports Executive Council Charities, Junior Achievement of Arizona and Brokers for Kids.

Tanner holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Arizona. He is a member of ICSC and NAIOP.