Robinson, who helped found the locally-based Meridian 15 yearsago, says he wanted to join a strong platform as it entered thecity. "JLL has been committed to expanding their Midwest presencefor a long time, they want to have a larger base in Indianapolis.It's a growing market," he tells GlobeSt.com.

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He says he can't really say that there's specific propertiesthat the team will go after. Robinson is bringing some of hisleasing listings, including the 1.1-million-square-foot KeystoneCrossings complex that has six office buildings, located in thecity of Indianapolis. He was the leasing representative for thecomplex at Meridian. "Keystone is 85% occupied, and has remainedstable over the past year, with a high renewal rate with clients,"Robinson says. "BPG bought it three years ago and has put $15million into it, bringing a product built in the early 1980s topresent day with new elevators, lobbies, conference rooms, afitness center and more." His former employer, Meridian, is basedat Keystone.

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Five other brokers are joining the firm in Indianapolis,including Mike Corr, Steve Schwegman, Brian Seitz, Jake Sturman andAbby Cooper. Most were principals with Meridian, Robinson says."That company will continue," he says.

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