News release

JLL Capital Markets team boosts their national Middle Markets team with key hire in Melbourne

Josh Rutman, formerly of CBRE, appointed to the role of Senior Director of Capital Markets and Head of Middle Markets and Metropolitan Investments, Victoria

October 07, 2020

MELBOURNE, 28 September 2020 – After spending more than ten-years leading a large group of agency operators at CBRE, Josh Rutman has joined the JLL National Capital Markets team in the role of Senior Director and Head of Middle Markets and Metropolitan Investments for Victoria.

JLL’s Head of Capital Markets - Australia, Fergal G Harris said, “Josh brings a wealth of real estate experience with a broad cross section of client segments and asset types and his knowledge will greatly assist our clients add value to their portfolios and achieve strong outcomes. Josh's appointment, given the depth of his experience not only assists in achieving strong transactional outcomes, but also building and managing high performance teams.”

“Middle Markets is a major focus for JLL’s Capital Markets growth strategy given its resilient nature, multi sector exposure and high turnover, which is particularly important for our clients in more challenging markets such as we are facing now. Josh’s appointment will enable JLL to cement a major foothold in this sector, not only for the sale of office buildings and development sites, but also in collaborating with other market sectors, including Retail and Alternative Investments,” Mr Harris said.

JLL’s Managing Director (VIC) - Craig Shute said, “Josh is a key hire for our Victorian business and will consolidate and complement our market leading Institutional sales business headed by Nick Rathgeber and Leigh Melbourne.

“Josh’s appointment clearly shows the confidence we have in the Melbourne market recovering as we come out of lockdown, open up our borders and head into 2021 and beyond. The Middle Markets and Metropolitan Investment sector will be a key growth sector for JLL under Josh’s leadership,” Mr Shute concluded. 

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