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Broker spotlight: There’s a fairy godmother in the Phoenix office

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Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding chapter of what is now an international wish granting organization. The organization started in 1980 and has helped grant more than 5,500 wishes starting with the legacy of Chris Greicius, a seven year old boy from Phoenix. His wish to be a police officer inspired an unprecedented kind of charity. Since then, Make-A-Wish has evolved into a community of volunteers, donors and Arizona families. One proud… Read More

JLL Phoenix awarded NAIOP’s Brokerage Firm of the Year

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The principal members of the Arizona Chapter of NAIOP voted JLL as the 2016 “Brokerage Firm of the Year” for making the most significant contributions to the Arizona office and industrial market. This is the third time in the past five years JLL has been honored with this award.

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The Phoenix office market has room for more recovery as other Western markets approach their peak

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JLL Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond recently sat down with GlobeSt.com for an exclusive interview in their article “What Time is it on the Office Property Clock.” In the article, Desmond discusses how Phoenix was late to recover from the recession and therefore,… Read More

JLL Completes $44.35 Million CSAA Insurance Exchange Sale

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CSAA - JLLOMPhoto - 7-13-15The Phoenix office of JLL has completed a $44.35 million Class B office building sale at 5353 West Bell Road in Glendale, Ariz.

JLL Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond represented the property seller, CSAA Insurance, in the transaction along with JLL Managing Directors Rob Bickel, Mike Hochanadel, Kevin Mechelke, Tom… Read More

JLL’s Dennis Desmond featured as Executive Leader in Commercial Executive Magazine

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FullSizeRenderIn the latest issue of Commercial Executive Magazine, JLL Senior Managing Director, Dennis Desmond, shares his insight on why the Phoenix office of JLL has been so successful. According to Desmond, it’s all about hiring the right people who are willing to embrace a collaborative, team setting rather than work alone.

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JLL Phoenix Named a 2015 Arizona’s Most Admired Company

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MAC-FeaturedThe Phoenix office of JLL has been named one of 40 winners of the 2015 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards (MAC). JLL received its award along with other top Arizona businesses, ranging from real estate and banking to software and medical providers.

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.

“This is the most comprehensive and most prestigious corporate awards program in Arizona. It recognizes the contributions and impact these ‘most admired companies’ bring to the state,” said Denise Gredler, Founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ and cofounder of the MAC program.… Read More

Q2 Investment Outlook: Office Highlights

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While core investment is trending up in secondary markets, primary markets and expanding large deal activity are driving office investment. The following are highlights from the Office section of JLL’s Q2 U.S. Investment Outlook.


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JLL’s Dennis Desmond encourages commercial real estate professionals to give with Brokers for Hope

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BrokersForHopeTitleOn behalf of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center,  JLL’s Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond and Ryan Companies’ Chairman John Strittmatter have come together to create the Brokers for Hope fundraising initiative. Created to increase the level of the center’s awareness in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, Brokers for Hope challenges CRE professionals to give in support of those living with cancer.

This year alone, nearly 1.7 million Americans, including almost 33,000 Arizonans, will hear the dreaded words, “You have cancer.” Roughly 600,000 will die from it. Within 16 years, cancer is expected to overtake cardiovascular disease as the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center leverages the collective strengths of Arizona’s leading health-care provider and one of the nation’s top-two ranked cancer centers to wage war against cancer. Since opening in fall 2011, Banner MD Anderson has offered new hope to cancer patients and their families throughout Arizona and the Southwest. … Read More

JLL Phoenix welcomes Mark Stevens

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Mark-Stevens-blogAs part of our ongoing commitment to strategically grow the industrial property management services we provide for clients, JLL has hired Mark Stevens as a national director of industrial property management in the west region. Mark will be based in our Phoenix office, responsible for the development of industrial property management business opportunities across the Western U.S. He will also partner with the JLL east region to pursue… Read More

As Phoenix suburban office markets recover, skyline poised to follow

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2014 Phoenix Skyline Report now available

Skyline“Game on” seems to be the sentiment of Phoenix office tenants as they continue to bounce back from the recession, albeit with smaller work spaces that must achieve greater efficiencies with a reduced footprint. Suburban office markets—primarily in Tempe, Chandler and the Camelback Corridor—that are close to employees and offer… Read More