Jones Lang LaSalle SVP relocating here

Exec helping lead state's T3 push had been based in Atlanta

Real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle has announced that its senior vice president for project and development services will relocate to Nashville to lead the company's Tennessee division.

Kevin McDowell has managed JLL projects in Tennessee from Atlanta since 2005, when he began work on the 950,000-square-foot BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee headquarters in Chattanooga. He returned to Tennessee in 2012 to begin working for state officials on what would become Project T3, the initiative to streamline more than 1.5 million square feet of state office space.

McDowell has been with JLL since 1997 and has more than 23 years of experience in the management of design and construction projects. He is building a house here and will relocate with his family this summer.

“Our goal in Nashville is to be the leader in third-party project management work for the Tennessee region,” McDowell said. “We plan to provide project and development services for a wide range of both public and private sector clients, including office, industrial, healthcare, hospitality and mission-critical facilities […] In addition to our local resources, we also have the ability to tap into additional subject matter expertise and resources within the region, to ensure best-in-class service for all our clients’ project needs.”

Publicly traded JLL has annual revenues of $4 billion and more than 200 corporate offices in 75 countries.