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Jim O'Leary has joined JLL as an executive vice president in the Valuation Advisory group

JLL Valuation Hires Jim O’Leary as EVP with Industrial Focus

JLL’s Valuation Advisory group has hired Jim O’Leary as an EVP in its Chicago office. O’Leary will serve as the industrial lead for the region and focus on driving growth and building out the platform throughout Chicago and the greater Midwest. 

“In keeping with our goals of expanding our geographic reach for all property across the U.S., we’re excited to welcome Jim to the team,” said Katie Parsons, managing director and national industrial practice lead. “Industrial has become one of the most desired asset classes over the last few years and demand for valuation services has risen in lockstep.” 

O’Leary is an experienced appraiser with more than 20 years’ commercial real estate industry experience. Before JLL, he grew from a senior appraiser to first VP for another global commercial real estate services firm where he was involved in a variety of asset classes including industrial, multi-housing and student housing.

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