Ursillo: u201cWe have found a permanent home here.u201d

LOS ANGELES-Jones Lang LaSalle has hired senior housing expert Alan Ursillo to accommodate the growing demand for senior housing and the changing healthcare landscape. Ursillo will join JLL as SVP focusing on senior housing sales and working directly under the Healthcare Capital Market‘s managing director Mindy Berman.

When Ursillo began looking for a new company, he thought his experience and attributes fit best with JLL’s healthcare platform and collaborative environment. “I laid out my plans and where I felt the industry was going to go, and it aligned best with JLL,” he tells GlobeSt.com. “Its platform fit my expectations and goals for what we want to do in the future, and we feel that we have found a permanent home here.” That “we” refers to up-and-coming “superstar” Curtis Fowlie, formerly of CBRE, who Ursillo brought in as his partner.

Ursillo joins JLL with 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, where he has sold $150 million in assets. He has formerly worked with Grubb and Ellis before its bankruptcy, and then joined CBRE when it was the largest global senior housing brokerage company.

At JLL, Ursillo plans to go after the larger portfolios. “Our goal is to be a direct competitor with CBRE,” he says. “I was able to take a lot of the deals we were working on preliminarily at CBRE and move them over to JLL, so hopefully we will be able to hit the ground running.” Secondly, Ursillo hopes to set up a debt and equity position, planning to look “either internally or to recruit someone who is familiar with debt and equity for senior housing specifically.”

In other employment news, the Laramar Group has hired two new regional managers at its Los Angeles office, Sarah Kim and Vanessa Propersi.