Real estate firm JLL scores new VP in Austin – Austin Business Journal

Jones Lang Lasalle Inc., known as JLL, has nabbed an executive from CBRE Group Inc. as its newest senior vice president in Austin.

Ace Schlameus brings 16 years of commercial real estate experience to JLL, and was No. 2 on Austin Business Journal’s list of heavy hitters for industrial leasing this year. In 2016, he represented clients on 65 leases totaling 762,820 square feet of industrial space.

At JLL, he’ll help clients develop long-term goals for industrial assists, make capital decisions, set rental rates and determine the best use for their space, the real estate firm said.

“Ace is one of the top industrial brokers in the region, excelling at maximizing value for his clients on every assignment,” said Rachel Coulter, JLL’s Austin agency leasing lead, in a statement. “The depth of his experience adds a new dimension to our team, enhances our robust industrial platform and offers us a way to achieve an even greater level of service for our clients."

Schlameus follows other former CBRE leaders now at JLL, including Will Douglas, who joined JLL as executive vice president in January, and Russell Young, JLL executive vice president. JLL’s Austin team has tripled in size since 2013.

Schlameus started his commercial real estate career at Grubb & Ellis Co. in Houston before moving to Austin 12 years ago to work for HPI Real Estate Services & Investments. He’s been at CBRE for the past five years. Over his career he’s facilitated about 500 transactions totaling more than 7 million square feet, according to JLL.

“JLL has created a culture of hardworking and collaborative industry experts focused on delivering the highest level of service to their clients,” Schlameus said.

“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to partner with a fellow, industrial specialist (Zane Cole, another senior vice president on JLL’s industrial team) and utilize the firm’s ever-growing suite of resources to ensure our clients achieve their goals,” he added.

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