By Joshua Burd
JLL has added two veteran Pennsylvania brokers to its regional industrial team.
The real estate services firm, whose Northeast Industrial Region group is based in East Rutherford, announced Monday that it has hired Stephen Cooper and Jeffrey Williams as managing directors with the group. They will be based in its Berwyn, Pennsylvania office and report to David Knee, vice chairman and broker lead for the Northeast Industrial Region, which serves a four-state market comprising roughly 1.54 billion square feet.
“Steve and Jeff have been a formidable pair in Pennsylvania industrial real estate for many years,” said Knee, who is also based in East Rutherford. “They bring considerable knowledge of the state’s industrial sector to JLL, and will be key to our continued expansion throughout Pennsylvania.”
In a news release, JLL said Cooper has more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in the industrial sector. During his career, he and his teams have completed more than 43 million square feet of industrial transactions.
Prior to joining JLL, Cooper served with a major commercial brokerage in Pennsylvania, where he was responsible for corporate accounts, consulting and advisory services, land and building acquisitions and dispositions, the news release said. He served on the firm’s global supply chain services specialty practice group.
Earlier, Cooper was the top industrial broker for many years with another major commercial brokerage in Pennsylvania. He served on that firm’s executive committees for its industrial group and global supply chain services specialty practice group.
Williams has more than 23 years of experience in industrial real estate, specializing in assisting companies with decisions related to distribution, warehousing and manufacturing needs throughout Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, the news release said. He has completed more than 65 million square feet in industrial transactions since 2004.
Prior to joining JLL, Williams served with a number of major brokerages in Pennsylvania.