With a San Francisco based real estate transaction practice, Wes Powell co-leads the agency leasing group. He also works closely with our Capital Markets Group on Investment Sales. Over the past 15 years as a market leader for JLL, Wes has leased over 9,000,000 square feet and assisted with strategy and underwriting assumptions on over $9 billion of downtown asset trades since 2001. Wes previously worked for owners on the equity side of the business in roles including asset and portfolio management, property management and acquisitions. Current clients include Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, LaSalle, VanBarton, Invesco, Paramount, Union/Metzler and Jamestown.
Prior to joining JLL, Wess responsibilities included all property and asset management, construction, and leasing activity at Prentiss Properties for their West Region Portfolio. In this executive management role, his 15 million s.f. portfolio consisted of both institutional assets for third-party clients, as well as 4 million s.f. Prentiss REIT-owned properties. Wes managed more than 150 professionals in the Western Region, the largest and most economically prosperous region in the organization. Before Prentiss Properties, Wes spent 10 years at Shuwa Investments Corporation. Beginning in 1989 as an acquisition and development financial analyst, he later became Shuwas youngest Vice President and Regional Manager leading the Northern California portfolio and increased its NOI by more than 270%.
LaSalle Investment Management
Google- 404,000 r.s.f.- Hills Plaza
Google- 270,000 r.s.f.- One Market Plaza
Gymboree-163,000 r.s.f.- 500 Howard Street
City of San Francisco- 163,000 r.s.f.- One South Van Ness
Morgan Lewis & Bockius- 155,000 r.s.f.- One Market Plaza
Bechtel- 150,000 r.s.f.- 50 Beale Street
Autodesk- 120,000 r.s.f.- One Market Plaza
Visa- 115,000 r.s.f.- One Market Plaza
188 Spear Street - Prudential Financial
One Market Plaza- Paramount Group
100 Pine Street - Unico Properties, Inc.
One South Van Ness - TMG
50 Beale Street - Rockefeller Group
100 Montgomery Street - Hines/Sterling
San Rafael Corporate Center - JP Morgan
685 Market Street - Prudential Financial
Howard Hawthorne - RREEF
Waterfront Plaza - LaSalle Investment Management
450 Sansome Street - JP Morgan
301 Howard Street - Embarcadero Capital
100 California Street - PCCP
Wes holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance, with an emphasis in real estate from San Diego State University and a Japanese Studies Certificate from Seinan Gakuin University in Japan. Wes was designated by CoStar as a Top 20 Power Broker in the San Francisco Office Market in 2004, 2005, and 2007-2014 based on transaction volume. Wes was also given the National Leasing Professional Award by JLL and awarded the JLL Top Gun designation based on 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 revenue. Wes is Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), San Francisco.