JLL announced the hiring of commercial real estate industry veteran Zach Wendelin as a Managing Director. In this role, Wendelin will provide strategic, integrated and comprehensive commercial real estate advisory and transaction services for tenants. He will be based in the company’s Miami office.
With over 16 years of experience in the real estate industry and a track-record as a top producer, Wendelin has negotiated more than seven million square feet of leased office space for clients that span over 1,000 transactions, which involved strategic real estate planning, workplace strategy, financial consulting and transaction management. Over his extensive career, Wendelin has represented clients from Fortune 500 corporations to homegrown brands in South Florida such as FIS, TD Bank, Ford Motor Company, Shutts & Bowen, and Banco General.
“We are fortunate to be at a time where the South Florida office market is experiencing continued, heightened interest from companies throughout the country looking to enter or expand to the region,” said Rod Barnes, JLL Market Director for South Florida. “With Wendelin’s addition to our tenant advisory team, we will be in a stronger position to assist new-to-market and existing companies with their office space needs and help guide them through the real estate decision-making process.”
Prior to joining JLL, Wendelin spent six years as a Senior Vice President with CBRE, and previously served as a Vice President at Cresa Partners of Florida, which JLL acquired in 2015.
Wendelin is a native of Miami and grew up in Miami Beach. In addition to his education at the University of Miami, Wendelin was a member of the United States Navy, serving overseas in Yokosuka, Japan. He spent four years onboard the USS O’Brien (DD-975) and served as a Search and Rescue Swimmer (SAR) and Visit, Board, Search, and Seizures (VBSS) team member. Wendelin received several letters of commendation and multiple medals and ribbons for his military service from 1995-1999.
He is an active member of the South Florida community involved with several civic and industry organizations including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, South Florida Office Brokers Association, and National Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) South Florida.
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