JLL Expands Brokerage Services In South Florida With Hiring Of Two Top Brokers

Aug 14, 2019 No Comments by

JLL announced that the firm has added two experienced leading brokers to grow its Agency Leasing services in South Florida.

Both Steven Hurwitz and Douglas Okun join JLL as Managing Directors for one of the state’s busiest regions. Together, they will partner with JLL’s existing brokerage team to support further growing the agency leasing business line in South Florida with a focus on expanding the firm’s presence in Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Miami Airport West.

Hurwitz joins JLL from Colliers International, a Canada-based global commercial real estate services firm, where he held the position of Executive Managing Director and Director of Office Services. He was responsible for both landlord and tenant representation for large institutional firms, private equity companies and local businesses. Hurwitz has represented clients such as Deutsche Bank, Zurich Insurance, KBS Realty Advisors, East End Properties, and Ivy Realty.

Okun also joins JLL from Colliers where he held the position of Executive Managing Director. He was responsible for overseeing the leasing of a variety of office properties throughout South Florida for clients including RREEF, Zurich, Colony Realty Partners, Brookwood, ProMed/Gazit and Resorts World Miami and has extensive experience addressing clients’ needs across all sectors. Together, they represented a portfolio of approximately 2.5 million square feet of office space throughout South Florida.


“I am thrilled to welcome such leading professionals not only to our Agency leasing team, but to our entire Florida One family,” said Tim Rivers, JLL Florida Market Director. “Steven and Doug have been recognized in the market as leaders in the landlord community, where they have forged deep relationships. With their added reach and acumen, they will be instrumental in supporting our continued growth in the region.”

Hurwitz and Okun bring over 30 years of experience.


“As agency leasing experts and conscientious businessmen, Steven and Doug have developed outstanding reputations both professionally and personally across South Florida’s business community,” said Matt Goodman, JLL Managing Director in South Florida. “They are completely aligned with our culture of ethics and excellence, and we are extremely fortunate they have made the decision to join our JLL family.”

Across Florida, JLL provides a broad platform of specialized real estate services, including landlord and tenant representation, capital markets, project and development services, corporate solutions and property management. It serves the office, retail, industrial, hospitality and multi-family markets. The firm’s specialists are recognized for their independent and expert advice to clients, backed by industry-leading research that delivers maximum value. With leading in-depth knowledge of the local, regional and global market dynamics, JLL aims to truly partner with its clients for the entire lifecycle of an asset or lease.




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