Jones Lang LaSalle Deepens Investment Sales Expertise in Bay Area

Erik Doyle joins as Managing Director to expand office investment sales team in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2013In anticipation of a continuing robust transaction market in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the firm has hired industry veteran Erik Doyle to further deepen the firm’s investment sales bench and broaden the firm’s client service delivery in the Silicon Valley and across Northern California. Doyle, who joins as a Managing Director, will collaborate with Managing Directors Michel Seifer and Rob Hielscher to expand the firm’s investment sales expertise in the region. Doyle will be joined by Will Connors as Executive Vice President and Ben Bullock and Nicole Zanghi as Vice Presidents. In addition to their investment sales focus, the new hires will also work closely with Pacific Northwest Market Director Elizabeth Hearle to broaden the firm’s strong client service offerings, which currently include tenant representation, landlord leasing, property management and project management.

[contextly_sidebar id=”d791eb2b7e9b3d98f3c16de4fa9ce4bf”]“Erik, Will, Ben and Nicole are highly respected Capital Markets professionals in the Bay Area with a stellar track record and a comprehensive network of institutional, local and regional clients throughout San Francisco and the Silicon Valley,” said Seifer. “This unmatched local expertise, paired with JLL’s global reach and extensive institutional track record, allows us to further differentiate ourselves as a market-leading Capital Markets platform in the region. Our clients have specifically told us they value both local presence and global access to capital and this combination gives our clients the best-in-class service they’ve come to expect from our firm.”

“This is an exciting time to be representing commercial real estate clients in the Bay Area.  Cloud computing, networking, hardware and software companies continue to expand, further reducing available supply and driving rents upward. These new hires will allow us to make an immediate impact and create further synergies in all of our Investor Services capabilities,” said Hearle. “In addition, these industry veterans will fit seamlessly into our JLL culture, which is as important to us as their highly regarded skills.”

Doyle joins JLL after more than five years with Newmark Knight Frank Cornish & Carey where he led the entire western United States’ institutional investment sales platform and facilitated connections to the Asia-Pacific region. During his career, Doyle has been responsible for more than $7 billion, representing more than 30 million square feet of transactions that included several of the largest deals in the Silicon Valley. Prior to his role as Executive Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank Cornish & Carey’s Commercial Capital Group, Doyle was an Executive Vice President and the top producer at a global brokerage firm. Prior to that, he was with Deerfield Realty Corporate. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics Policy Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Mid Peninsula Housing Trust. He received his bachelors of science in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.

Connors, who joins as an Executive Vice President with JLL, brings nearly 15 years of commercial real estate transaction experience to the firm.  Prior to his time at Newmark Knight Frank Cornish & Carey, he worked with Equity Office, RREEF and Lowe Enterprises. He has sourced or divested more than $2 billion in office and industrial assets and contributed to the acquisition of an additional $4 billion of office, industrial and retail properties. Connors received his bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

Bullock comes to JLL as a Vice President after spending nearly three years at Newmark Knight Frank Cornish & Carey, working across the business lines of investment sales, asset advisory and debt and equity placement. Prior to that, Bullock worked at a global brokerage firm. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Belden Real Estate Club of California.  He received his bachelor of science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Rounding out the new hires, Nicole Zanghi joins the firm as a Vice President of Transactions and Business Development. Zanghi brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience to the firm and has assisted in the disposition of more than 100 investment sales transactions. Prior to her five years at Newmark Knight Frank Cornish & Carey, she spent three years with a global brokerage firm. She began her career with Trammel Crow Company in the property management division. In addition, Ryan Sitov joins JLL as an Associate.

Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients —whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2011 alone, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed $60 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s dealmakers completed $52 billion in global investment sales and buy-side transactions, equating to nearly $216 million of investment trades completed every working day around the globe. In the United States, Jones Lang LaSalle grew its total Capital Markets volumes by 122 percent in 2011 and is quickly gaining market share across all property types. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,200 specialists, operating all over the globe.

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Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit

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