JLL has named Managing Director and industry veteran Jeff Eckert as the new Head of U.S. Office Agency Leasing, effective immediately. Jeff Eckert, based in Dallas, will oversee national strategy, drive execution of key initiatives to help enhance client service and relationships, and provide the tools and resources needed to make JLL’s people the most creative and productive in the business.
“Jeff is an exceptional leader within our firm and our industry,” said Jay Koster, JLL Group Head, Americas Capital Markets and Investor Services. “He is a natural choice for this role given his passion to lead and innovate with technology, his strong relationships with many of our largest national clients, his dedication to fostering talent, and his commitment to evolving and growing the Office Agency Leasing business.”
Eckert has held multiple leadership roles over the course of his 13-year tenure at JLL, serving most recently as the leader of Office Agency Leasing and Property Management in Dallas and chair of the Agency Leasing Council. In his new role, Eckert will continue to chair the council and will join the Brokerage Executive Committee.
“I am honored to lead JLL’s premier U.S. Office Agency Leasing platform,” Eckert said. “Through more than a decade at the firm, I have seen firsthand how our client-first philosophy and commitment to our employees has fostered success. Focusing on further enhancing innovation with our new and existing technologies will enable our team to consistently deliver exceptional services and experiences.”
Managing Directors T.D. Briggs and Joel Pustmueller, who joined JLL through the acquisition of Peloton Commercial Real Estate in 2002, will succeed Eckert in co-leading the leasing business in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market.
JLL’s more than 540 Agency Leasing professionals in the U.S. provide leasing services for some of the world’s largest companies across a portfolio of more than 3,200 buildings totaling 605 million square feet. In 2019 alone, JLL completed nearly 6,000 transactions totaling $25.8 billion dollars in lease value.