JLL has expanded its retail brokerage practice in Northern California with the addition of Jamie Kendall as Vice President. Jamie will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office, and will partner with the firm’s existing retail, agency leasing and investment sales teams to help maximize the value of retail assets for JLL’s growing client base in downtown San Francisco. Kendall will have a broad leasing focus, spanning shopping malls to street-level space in trophy office buildings.
“The continued growth we’ve witnessed in the Bay Area’s office and residential sectors have given rise to tremendous opportunities for property owners to feed the need for expanded retail amenities of all types from high end luxury goods to specialty shops, national and regional grocery chains, and franchises to locally-sourced artisanal products. By expanding our retail practice with the addition of Jamie, we are better able to provide our clients with the knowledge, resources and transactional capabilities to fully leverage retail opportunities within their San Francisco portfolios.” – Elizabeth Hearle, Pacific Northwest Market Director for JLL
Jamie Kendall spent the last six years as a leasing executive at Vornado Realty Trust in New York, where she worked with retailers including Coach, TopShop, M.A.C. Cosmetics, U.S. Polo Association, Sunglass Hut and others as well as restaurants such as Planet Hollywood, Cake Boss Cafe and Buca Di Beppo. While with Vornado, she was responsible for executing 68 deals including almost 400,000 square feet of retail leases including record-breaking deals on Fifth Avenue and Times Square. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and French. Jamie was the Vice President and an executive board member of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York, and is a member of both Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. Jamie is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Campolindo High School in Moraga.