Jones Lang LaSalle Moves into Vancouver

Jones Lang LaSalle, a global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate is continuing to grow in Canada with its latest office which opened January 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The firm has hired three industry veterans who will lead the Vancouver operations. Ray Ahrens joins as Executive Vice President, Norm Taylor and Gavin Reynolds join as Senior Vice Presidents. They will provide a comprehensive suite of commercial real estate brokerage services including landlord and tenant representation in leasing as well as investment and occupier acquisition and sales.

“Jones Lang LaSalle is growing fast in Canada and it is important for us to have a presence in Vancouver to service our clients and organically develop our Canadian client base,” said Jim Becker, head of Jones Lang LaSalle in Canada. “Vancouver is an extremely critical market and with these highly experienced professionals we can offer clients the very best services in the region.”

Ahrens, Taylor and Reynolds boast a combined 53 years of experience and a transaction volume in excess of $800 million. Ray Ahrens is a commercial real estate industry veteran and has worked on office leasing, investment sales and tenant representation assignments for the last 30 years.

Norm Taylor brings 14 years of commercial real estate experience to Jones Lang LaSalle and is a multi-market office leasing specialist. Gavin Reynolds also an office leasing specialist has served both national and regional clients for the last 9 years.

“This is a great opportunity to be part of the team expanding a truly full service and world class real estate services company to the Vancouver market,” said Ahrens. “It is exciting to be a part of Jones Lang LaSalle’s growth strategy in Canada and we look forward to seeing the platform grow further in Vancouver.”

The new office in Vancouver follows last year’s expansion into Ottawa with the appointment of industry veteran Jean Chalifour as well as significant new hires in Montreal and Toronto.

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for the past 10 years. With its Canadian headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa and now Vancouver. The firm offers Tenant and Landlord Representation, Project and Development Services, Capital Markets, Mobile Engineering Services, Corporate Retail Solutions and Integrated Facilities Management Services to its clients in Canada. 


on January 6, 2011