Broker expert will focus on landlord representation within premier Valley office sector
PHOENIX, Arizona – The Phoenix office of JLL announced the addition of Brett Thompson as Senior Vice President. Thompson brings nearly a decade of experience to the full-service real estate firm. He will focus primarily on landlord representation, expanding JLL’s local market presence in this sector.
Thompson was previously a Director for a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm, where he served local and multi-market accounts in corporate leasing, expansions, relocations, acquisitions and dispositions.
In his new position, Thompson will work primarily with office leasing broker Ryan Timpani, who joined JLL in 2020, focusing on Class A office buildings.
“Brett puts the client experience as priority one and understands that tracking the fundamentals of a market – including the needs of its employees and employers – is the best way to create leasing success,” said JLL Senior Managing Director Pat Williams. “This is a great time to put those skills to work in Phoenix, as part of our JLL team. We’re very pleased to welcome him.”
According JLL research, Phoenix ranks second in the nation for pre- versus post-COVID office leasing activity. The fact that 74% of employees consider their ability to go into the office as fundamental has also supported lease volume.
“As much as the pandemic has shifted how we work, it has also underscored the importance of the physical office as a place to connect and collaborate,” said Thompson. “Phoenix has embraced this with new, high-amenity office environments that are specifically designed to attract and retain employees. JLL takes a highly collaborative approach to matching tenants with these spaces. I’m thrilled to join them.”
Thompson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Arizona State University and is involved with the Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders, Valley Partnership, Phoenix Community Alliance and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC).
He will be based out of the JLL Phoenix office, which this fall will expand and relocate into 31,000 square feet at The Grove, a $400 million, Class AA mixed-use destination being developed by RED Development on the northwest corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road, in the heart of the Camelback Corridor. The new space will bring together more than 120 JLL professionals with office, industrial, retail, multifamily, healthcare, data center, capital markets, property management and project development services (PDS) expertise. It is the next stage of the company’s more than 22 years in the Valley, offering the broad resources of the JLL network, one of the nation’s leading real estate services firms.