Midwest Real Estate News Names Three JLL Executives to Annual CRE Hall of Fame

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By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL

We’re excited to announce that three JLL executives have been recognized among Midwest Real Estate News’ annual Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame recipients! Congratulations, to Neal Warling, Executive Vice President in Ann Arbor, A.J. Magner, Managing Director in Cleveland, and Dave MacDonald, Managing Director in Detroit.

All three executives are extremely talented and hold a breadth of knowledge related to national commercial real estate, as well as within their individual markets. We caught up with each executive to reflect on their time with the company and how they’ve achieved their success.

Q & A with JLL Hall of Famer: A.J. Magner 

Magner, AJ

Courtesy of JLL

Pelusi: What do you enjoy most about working in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry?

Magner: Participating as a business partner in my clients’ businesses and leading and integrating on interdisciplinary project teams. With every project, there’s always something new to learn and overcome.

Pelusi: What is the secret to your success?

Magner: Surrounding myself with and teaming with smart, hardworking people.

Pelusi: What makes your local market stand out in the CRE industry?

Magner: I get the joy of living in a revitalized and vibrant Cleveland while managing projects all over the world.

Pelusi: Favorite way to spend your spare time outside of work?

Magner: Hanging with my three sons and my wife, and traveling back to south Louisiana when I can.

Q & A with JLL Hall of Famer: Neal Warling 

Neal Warling_Headshot

Courtesy of JLL

Pelusi: What do you enjoy most about working in the CRE industry?

Warling: Working with great people and interesting companies.

Pelusi: What is the secret to your success?

Warling: Honesty, integrity and a good attitude when I come to work every day.

Pelusi: What makes your local market stand out in the CRE industry?

Warling: The presence of the University of Michigan, and all of the various suppliers and spin-off technology that occur due to its influence.

Pelusi: Favorite way to spend your spare time outside of work?

Warling: Hanging out with my family and watching or participating in any type of motorsport.

Q & A with JLL Hall of Famer: Dave MacDonald 

Dave MacDonald 2. July 2016

Courtesy of JLL

Pelusi: What do you enjoy most about working in the CRE industry?

MacDonald: I enjoy helping my clients find or create solutions for their business and real estate needs.

Pelusi: What is the secret to your success?

MacDonald: It’s that I have been fortunate enough to work for a company like JLL that has a team of unbelievably talented people. JLL leverages that talent by giving its professionals the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Pelusi: What makes your local market stand out in the CRE industry?

MacDonald: The Detroit CBD office market is virtually at full capacity, and there are no large industrial spaces in Southeast Michigan. We need to counsel clients so that when an opportunity presents itself, expediency is vital.

Pelusi: Favorite way to spend your spare time outside of work?

MacDonald: I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, attending my son’s sporting events and helping with his teams.

Check out MREN’s CRE Hall of Fame

About the Author

JC Pelusi_Headshot_webJC Pelusi is an International Director for JLL and works out of the Pittsburgh office.  As the leader for JLL’s Great Lakes region, JC has extensive experience in a variety of areas, including Corporate Account Management and Transaction Services. View JC’s full bio to read up on his experience, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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