JLL Adds to Bay Area Retail Presence

Retail veteran John Schaefer and Javiera Pierattini add to expertise in North Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (August 28, 2018) – JLL today announced that John Schaefer and Javiera Pierattini have joined the firm to deepen its bench of experienced retail brokerage professionals in the Bay Area. Schaefer joins as Executive Vice President and Pierattini as an Associate. Both will be based in JLL’s San Rafael office and specialize in retail leasing and investment sales.

“John is a seasoned professional and Javiera a rising star, who together will grow our retail team in the Bay Area. They bring with them tremendous insight into the retail environment throughout Northern California and will be able to have an immediate impact supporting our clients in the market,” said Jeff Badstubner, Senior Vice President and head of JLL’s Northern California retail advisory team.

Schaefer has more than 20 years experience in the sale and leasing of retail properties and tenant representation. He has completed more than 715 lease transactions and over 60 investment sales in his career, for an aggregate value of $2 billion. Schaefer is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has received several Power Broker awards from Costar. He holds a Political Science from UC Santa Barbara.

Javiera Pierattini, Associate JLL

Pierratini graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of San Francisco in 2016. Prior to becoming a real estate professional, she worked in retail and as an event organizer for a London, UK-based nonprofit.

JLL partners with retailers, investors and owner/operators with its extensive team of dedicated professionals around the world. They understand the inherent complexities and variability associated with both the retail industry and increasingly complex capital markets. JLL’s specialists are recognized for their independent and expert advice to clients, backed by industry-leading research that delivers maximum value. With leading in-depth knowledge of the local, regional and global market dynamics, JLL aims to truly partner with its clients for the entire lifecycle of an asset or lease. Its experts deliver clients maximum value to support and shape their investment, site selection and brand strategies.

About JLL
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