Big Moves in the Big Apple: Amy Zhen Joins JLL to Expand Retail Capabilities

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Zhen joins JLL as a Senior Vice President specializing in urban agency leasing in New York City

JLL is continuing the expansion of its retail platform in New York City with the addition of Amy Zhen. Zhen will serve as a Senior Vice President working on the team lead by Vice Chairman Bob Gibson, who joined JLL earlier this year to lead the firm’s New York retail brokerage practice.

In her new role, Zhen is tasked with developing and executing leasing strategies to maximize the full potential for the firm’s retail investor and owner clients’ assets. She brings with her an unparalleled roster of institutional investor clients, and strong retailer relationships at the national, regional and local level.

“New York is a target market for our retail investor clients and it’s critical to have a skilled expert, like Amy, on the ground to support their investment goals and leasing needs,” said Gibson.

“Amy’s expertise on the landlord side will complement our established tenant representation capabilities in the market, and we’ll partner together to boost our ability to service clients.”

Zhen began her career at a global commercial real estate firm as the Director of Retail Brokerage, where she specialized in agency leasing. During her time there, Zhen repositioned several urban assets and negotiated and executed flagship storefront leases for national retailers. Zhen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is an active member of the Real Estate Brokers of New York (REBNY) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

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