JLL has invested in the growth of its Retail brokerage and property management service offerings, most recently with the acquisition of the Wilson Group in Los Angeles and Shelter Bay in San Francisco. Now it’s building its retail research platform with the addition of James Cook as the Americas Director of Retail Research. In his new role, Cook will work closely with the firm’s retail experts on data collection that will broaden its retail leasing and investment market analysis.
“Our retail business has seen explosive growth in the last two years, and appointing a dedicated national retail researcher is a crucial investment that will drive our business forward,” said Greg Maloney, Americas CEO of JLL Retail. “James will take our programming from data-driven analysis to invaluable forecasting and storytelling, offering clients proprietary research that truly elevates their decision making and investment abilities.”