PBTeen opens Chicagoland store
San Francisco – Williams-Sonoma retail brand PBTeen is opening its second store in the Chicagoland area in Oakbrook, Ill., on Sept. 26. The store will operate as a combined location with sister brand Pottery Barn Kids.
The new PBteen store will be anchored around a complimentary PBteen Design Lab, where teens and their parents can engage with the brand and its products by digitally creating a personalized room. Using drag and drop technology, teens can experiment with different room configurations and color combinations to quickly see their designs come to life on a television screen overhead.
When teens and their parents visit the new PBteen store, they can expect a customizable shopping experience with on-site design specialists available to help teens choose their favorite patterns and styles to create their own distinct bedrooms and lounge spaces. Products available at PBteen.com can be ordered through the store and shipped directly to the customer for ease of shopping.
This will be the fifteenth PBteen location in the U.S.
JLL appoints two Capital Markets executive VPs
Denver — Forecasting a brisk pace for investor activity in the Denver commercial real estate market due to growth in the oil/gas and technology industries, Jones Lang LaSalle has announced the appointment of industry veterans Patrick Devereaux and Jason Schmidt as investment sales experts in the Rocky Mountain region. The two join JLL as executive VPs.
With more than 20 years of experience as an industrial broker, Devereaux previously served as senior director in the Capital Markets Group at a national brokerage.
Prior to joining JLL, Schmidt was an associate director of a national brokerage’s Capital Markets Group.
JLL signs new VP for Florida retail leasing group
Orlando, Fla. — Jones Lang LaSalle has announced the appointment of Justin Greider to its Florida retail leasing business. Greider joins as a VP to oversee the firm’s retail leasing portfolio. Greider will work with Florida retail market lead John Lambert and senior VP Sean McConnell to provide strategic planning and execution of merchandising plans for the firm’s neighborhood, community and premier shopping centers throughout Florida.
Greider comes to JLL from Crossman & Company where he served as director of leasing. He was responsible for the firm’s 20 million sq.-ft. retail portfolio.
Greider was recognized as a Co-Star Power Broker for six of the past seven years.