JLL grows its Retail service offering with strategic hires

Brandon Gorman and Graham Smith join JLL to expand its retail agency leasing capabilities in Toronto

July 15, 2019

TORONTO, July 15, 2019 – JLL is pleased to announce the hiring of Brandon Gorman and Graham Smith to enhance its retail agency leasing capabilities. Gorman and Smith join the firm as Senior Vice Presidents from Cushman & Wakefield and will report to Tim Sanderson, Executive Vice President and National Practice Lead of JLL’s Retail division in Canada.

“Brandon and Graham are outstanding additions to our team and will play an instrumental role in growing our business and expanding our relationships,” said Tim Sanderson. “Their expertise in leasing high-street and urban retail properties as well as mixed-use developments will complement our existing service offering, cementing our position as Canada’s top retail real estate service provider. Brandon and Graham will lead our retail agency leasing business and I look forward to them growing the team.”

Gorman and Smith each bring over a decade of urban retail experience to JLL’s Retail team and are widely regarded as two of Toronto’s top retail leasing professionals. Over their career, they have been trusted advisors to Canada’s top retailers and have developed meaningful relationships with developers and institutional landlords across the country.

“We are extremely excited to join JLL’s Retail team and to work alongside some of the most distinguished retail professionals in the country,” said Gorman. “The firm’s investment in retail combined with their robust tenant representation business will complement our core agency business very well and we look forward to the enhanced value we will be able to offer our clients,” added Smith.

Gorman and Smith are members of Toronto’s major retail real estate associations, and they have worked with some of Canada’s largest and well-respected landlords and tenants over the past 12 years. Prior to joining JLL, both Gorman and Smith were consistently among the top-performing brokers at the commercial real estate companies where they worked.

Gorman and Smith join JLL almost a year after the firm acquired Northwest Atlantic, Inc. (NWA), Canada’s leading independent retail tenant representation and advisory firm. Over the past year, JLL has grown its retail team to over 50 retail professionals and increased its tenant mandate to over 200 premium retailers. In 2018, the team completed 1,300 transactions, totalling 1,400,000 square feet. 

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 91,000 as of March 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit