In his role, Mr. Tennery leads the JLL Southeast Capital Markets Office Investment Sales platform, and oversees client continuity and strategic value initiatives for investor office clients of the Firm.
Mr. Tennery has been in the commercial real estate business since 1982; moving from the finance and accounting field, to a project finance role with Texas developer, Vantage Companies. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Tennerys prior real estate experience focused on development, asset stabilization, and disposition. Over his 30 year real estate history, Mr. Tennery has served in leadership and production capacities including Principal, Regional Partner, Managing Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions, and Chief Operating Officer.
In recent years, Mr. Tennery has been involved in the development, repositioning or disposition of over 11 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, and hotel properties in the U.S. and Latin America. Notable local projects and assignments include the 2.1M SF Concourse mixed-use office park, Glenridge Highlands One and Two (Headquarters for Cingular Wireless, LLC), Hotel Intercontinental Buckhead, 3344 Peachtree / Sovereign mixed-use tower, the sale of the 1.1M SF Lenox Park project to Fortress Investments, and Pershing Park Plaza, all in Atlanta. Other regional or international project assignments include Pasaje Santa Fe, in Mexico City, Mexico, Business and Industrial parks in Houston, Texas, and Landmarks Centre (Now SunTrust Tower), in downtown Tampa, Florida. Mr. Tennery has also led or has been directly involved as a principal in a breadth of real estate asset acquisition and disposition work throughout the southeastern and southwestern U.S. He has built a successful career by delivering value and strong returns through highly-focused and well-executed asset disposition plans. Mr. Tennerys attention to subtle details of a project and its respective market niche has consistently proven to enhance a prospective investors understanding of, and desire to own an asset.
Mr. Tennery studied Business Administration with a Major in Finance at Ohio State University and attended Lycee Paul Valeree in Paris, France. He also holds a Master of Corporate Real Estate from CoreNet International.
Mr. Tennerys professional affiliations are with CoreNet International and CoreNet Executive Development Program where he has been named 16 times as Top Rated Faculty. Mr. Tennery is also an active participant of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a licensed in the state of Georgia.