Gil Ohls currently serves as Managing Director in Jones Lang LaSalles New York office where he joined in 2010. In this capacity, he works directly with Robert Martin in managing their team and assignments. Mr. Ohls works in a multi-market leasing and sales transaction capacity and has national and global experience through clients such as QBE Insurance, Interactive Data Corporation, Cenveo and Millennium Partners, among others.
He is also active in the financial services sector, most often with hedge fund and private equity firms such as Massif Partners LP, ESL Investments, Millennium Partners, Starwood Capital and Knight Trading. Mr. Ohls focuses on tenant and landlord representation, but has a diversified history of transactions over his 15-year career including buying and selling buildings and land, retail representation, real estate development and conversion, and repositioning of properties.
In 2005, Mr. Ohls was chosen as one of Fairfield Countys 40 Under 40 by the Fairfield County Business Journal. He has completed over 2.6 million square feet of lease transactions and has negotiated an equally substantive amount of commercial sales. In perhaps his most notable transaction, Mr. Ohls was involved in bringing RBS Greenwich Capital Markets regional HQs of over 500,000 square feet to Stamford, Connecticut. The building boasts the largest trading floor in the United States.
He has also been honored with Reckson Associates Broker of the Year award. Mr. Ohls is recognized by his clients and peers for his tireless work ethic, attention to detail, impeccable reputation in the industry and an intensely high level of service.
Noteworthy leasing and sale transactions include: QBE Insurance (183,000sf Chandler, AZ; 136,000sf Irvine, CA; 43,000sf Ft Worth, TX) Interactive Data Corp. (67,000sf NY, NY; 43,000sf Hayward, CA) Springs Global (43,000sf NY, NY) Millennium Partners (41,000sf Greenwich, CT) Knight Trading (65,000sf Greenwich, CT) General Atlantic Partners (30,000sf Greenwich, CT) Sale of Bellevue Tech Center (326,000sf - $78MM Bellevue, WA) RBS N.A. HQs (500,000sf - Stamford, CT) Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Gil served as a Managing Principal in Newmark Knight Franks Connecticut office for 12 years. Prior to that, Mr. Ohls was associated with Natexis Banque, where he was a treasury analyst.
Mr. Ohls graduated from Villanova University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.