Robert Alter

TAMPA, FL—Showing a commitment to leveraging opportunities in Central and North Florida’s industrial real estate market, Jones Lang LaSalle has added a trio of professionals to its ranks. JLL has been steadily growing its tenant roster in the region, and is betting on Robert Alter, Luke Pope, and Thomas Grandoff to kick it up a notch.

Atler joins the firm as senior vice president. Pope comes on board as vice president. Thomas Grandoff enters as an associate broker. Alter and Grandoff will be located in JLL’s Tampa office, while Pope will be based in Jacksonville.

JLL’s industrial Central Florida industrial team completed more than 8 million square feet of lease and land transactions in 2013. Services included agency leasing, build-to-suit development, investment sales, tenant representation, facility management, site selection, land acquisition, and disposition property management.

“As Jones Lang LaSalle continues to grow its industrial practice in Central Florida, the addition of Bob Alter, Luke Pope, and Thomas Grandoff to our teams in Tampa and Jacksonville will further enhance our market knowledge and expertise,” says Chris Butler, managing director of JLL in Central Florida. “Each brings key assets to the firm as we continue to aggressively expand our client base across the state.”

Alter joins JLL, returning to Tampa with more than 25 years of national commercial real estate experience, specializing in development, portfolio asset services, corporate account supervision, and operations and management services. He previously served as vice president at SCG, LLC/FORT Properties in Atlanta, after successful stints working with Prologis, a worldwide owner and developer of distribution facilities, and Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood Properties.

Pope has more than eight years of industrial development, leasing and sales experience managing industrial building and land portfolios throughout the Southeast and Midwest regions. Prior to joining the JLL team, he served as manager of Leasing at Republic Property Company in Atlanta.

Grandoff will focus on providing investment sales and tenant representation services in the Tampa Bay area. Before joining JLL, he was the primary Logistics Analyst at Gerdau Long Steel North America in Tampa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management from Auburn University in Alabama and is pursuing certification to become a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).