PHOENIX—As part of its ongoing commitment to strategically grow the industrial property management services it provides for clients, JLL announces the firm has hired Mark Stevens as a national director of industrial property management in the west region. Stevens will be based in the firm’s Phoenix office, responsible for the development of industrial property management business opportunities across the Western U.S. He will also partner with the JLL east region to pursue and grow joint national opportunities.
“The West holds tremendous opportunity for JLL to expand our industrial property management services and best serve our clients, and we’re very pleased to welcome Mark into that process,” says Dan Pufunt, JLL president of property management. “Mark has an outstanding reputation and a broad knowledge base that spans leasing, investment and management. This gives us unprecedented capacity in the western states and a great partner to help advance our national business development strategy.”
“We are equally pleased to have Mark headquartered out of our Phoenix office,” says Dennis Desmond, senior managing director and head of the JLL office in Phoenix. “Our local team has grown exponentially in the last five years. Mark’s presence only adds to that depth of expertise and to the collaboration we’re able to foster with other JLL offices and clients across the west.”
JLL’s industrial property management business line spans approximately 1,600 property management professionals and engineers who service more than 221 million square feet of investor office and industrial product. Stevens is the firm’s first West-specific industrial property manager, underscoring JLL’s plans for growth in the region.
Stevens most recently served as director, city leader in the western US industrial practice at the Phoenix office of a competing local brokerage firm. Prior to that, he held executive-level positions in the acquisitions, asset management and brokerage/leasing functions at Cabot Properties, RREEF and Cabot Industrial Trust, among others.
Stevens is an alumnus of Loyola Marymount University in California and holds an Arizona Real Estate License. He is an active member of NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute.