James Tierney appointed NE Market Director

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Tierney_Jim_blogFurthering our strong and growing platform across New England, JLL announces that Jim Tierney has been named Market Director for the region. He will be charged with overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the NE business. Jim will be leaving his role as Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the Director for the BRA. He’ll assume the position with us in March.

During his tenure, Boston has emerged as one of the world’s top markets for real estate investments. Jim played a leadership role in setting the economic development agenda for the BRA. He was prominently involved in the evaluation of all proposed projects in the city, and the creation of zoning entitlement strategies. He also supervised the agency’s operations, and actively participated in the management and development of the BRA’s real estate holdings.

“While at the BRA Jim was actively involved in setting the direction for Boston’s built community,” said JLL Managing Director David McGarry. “His broad experience, unique public/private perspective, strong relationships, and sharp focus will be a great benefit to our clients. He will create new and exciting opportunities in this time of growth for the firm and our regional office both now and going forward.”

“The firm’s full-service platform, reputation for exceptional client service and tremendous growth potential make this an exciting opportunity,”  Jim said.  “I’m eager to bring my experience and perspective to the task of building on the strong foundation here in New England.”

Since joining the BRA in 2006, Jim has been in the middle of a significant amount of development. This includes project approvals of more than $10 billion in investment, more than 10,000 housing units, and over 10 million square feet of commercial space


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