In a move designed to further enhance the firm’s successful service offerings and support continued growth in the Puget Sound region, JLL recently announced the appointment of Executive Vice President Matt O’Brien to its regional industrial team.
O’Brien will operate out of the firm's office in Seattle. O’Brien partners with the firm’s existing industrial team of Chris Spofford and Casey Trees. Additionally, O’Brien will work with JLL's Seattle and West Coast Capital Markets teams in an effort to expand the company's Pacific Northwest Industrial Investment sales practice.
“Matt is highly respected in the industry and is one of the top industrial brokers in the region,” said Joe Smurdon, Market Leader for the Seattle-Bellevue region, JLL. “His strong work ethic and commitment to client service makes him a perfect fit for JLL. We are thrilled to have him on our team.”
An 11-year veteran of commercial real estate, O’Brien has become an accomplished institutional agency leasing and investment sales broker in the Southend industrial market. O’Brien has extensive experience in tenant representation, land sales and development underwriting, and owner-user sales. In 2014, Matt leased over one million square feet of space and participated in investment sales totaling well over $100 million.
O’Brien has been named a CoStar Power Broker in six of the previous seven years.
He joins JLL from CBRE. Prior to his career in commercial real estate, O’Brien was a collegiate and professional baseball player, pitching up to the Triple-A level with the Oakland Athletics organization.