JLL appoints Wilson to new national leasing post

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Chris Wilson

JLL Retail has announced that Chris Wilson will take on the newly created position of head of national retail agency leasing. Previously the Southwest brokerage retail lead for JLL, Wilson will oversee brokerage and leasing services for JLL’s extensive institutional retail portfolio.

Wilson’s experience in the Southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii markets runs deep. He ran his own Los Angeles-based brokerage, Wilson Retail Group, for 25 years and was a partner in the Champion Real Estate Company for six years before joining JLL. His focus was on the development, redevelopment, leasing, and disposition of quality shopping centers and retail properties.

“We plan to leverage his extensive expertise to expand our retail agency leasing services—a business line that has not previously had a dedicated national leader,” said Naveen Jaggi, president of Retail Advisory Services and Capital Markets at JLL.

“A key area of focus will be the recruitment of top talent as we continue to build the brokerage platform for retail agency leasing nationally,” said Wilson, who will assume the title of executive VP.