]FORT LAUDERDALE, FL-As it continues its push to compete againstCB Richard Ellis in Florida, Jones Lang LaSalle has added ZachWendelin to its line up. Wendelin takes on a vice president role inthe company’s brokerage division.

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Teaming up with JLL Senior Vice President Alice Lucia,Wendelin’s job is to grab new landlord agency representation andtenant representation business in Broward County and southern PalmBeach County. JLL is responsible for leasing and management of morethan 12 million square feet of commercial space across thestate.

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“Because of all the construction that has taken place over thelast couple of years, the southern Palm Beach county marketrepresents about 11 million feet of office space,” Wendelin tellsGlobeSt.com. “Even though it has been one of the hardest hitmarkets in terms of activity, it’s one of the greatest markets foropportunity for brokers.”

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A rising star with six years of commercial real estateexperience, Wendelin served as an associate at Cushman &Wakefield in Miami before switching allegiances to JLL. He waspreviously an investment sales broker at Marcus & Millichap.His team most recently represented 2.3 million square feet ofspace, including buildings such as the Royal Palm at Southpointe,One Financial Plaza, and the Delray Corporate Campus.

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“Zach has plenty of local market knowledge and experience inBroward and southern Palm Beach county,” Lucia tells GlobeSt.com.“He gives us an ability to make sure our clients are covered at alltimes, and now they get double the knowledge and double theexperience.”

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Jones Lang LaSalle is making major Florida market moves. Thecompany recruited Wendelin less than a week after poaching two realestate stars from other firms. JLL snatched Yvonne Baker and AaronGray to serve in its Orlando office one day and promoted SteveMedwin to head of brokerage in South Florida the next. The companyalso opened an office in Jacksonville last week.

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