News release

JLL Canada welcomes Paul Lessner as Senior Vice President, National Shopping Centre Leasing

Seasoned advisor to focus on driving retail property management performance

September 06, 2022

Diana Gavrila

Communications Manager
+01 514 502 4800

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 – JLL announced today the hiring of Paul Lessner as Senior Vice President, National Shopping Centre Leasing. As a seasoned advisor, he will lead the Retail Leasing business team and operations across Canada, with a targeted focus on strategies, driving top revenue production, recruitment, engagement, business planning and coaching.

“Paul’s creativity, experience and client-focused approach will elevate our relationships with landlords and tenants”, said Alan MacKenzie, CEO, JLL Canada. “I look forward to partnering closely with Paul on executing growth strategies, market implementations, and strengthening the effectiveness in our operations and with our valuable existing contracts.”

With over 15 years of upper management experience in retail leasing, Lessner brings to JLL a vast amount of knowledge and experience, having previously worked for the largest retail landlords in the country. He developed a unique skill set from working on a diverse portfolio of retail properties and projects, ranging from ground up development leasing to super regional shopping centres.

Lessner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on Political Science at Western University.

“I am thrilled to join JLL’s expanding team of retail professionals and look forward to growing the retail leasing business in today’s ever-evolving market”, said Paul Lessner.

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