Sales Associate, Retail
Jeff Branton is a Food and Beverage Retail expert at JLL where he provides a wide variety of Advisory Services including strategic expansion plan analysis as well as sale and lease negotiation expertise to his clients.
Jeff’s career in Restaurant Operations and Development spans more than 34 years. Prior to joining JLL in 2019, Jeff was a Vice President of Operations and Development / Country Manager for Carl’s Jr for six years. Jeff has served in senior executive roles at Papa Murphy’s Take n’ Bake Pizza, Quizno’s, Bread Garden, BG Urban Café and Grill, the Spicy Pickle and Enterprise Restaurant Consulting. Jeff began his retail real estate practice in 2019, providing sales and leasing services throughout Western Canada.
Based in Vancouver, Jeff oversees JLL’s Food & Beverage division, representing a number of rapidly expanding F&B concepts including Papa John’s Pizza, Subway, Osmow’s Modern Mediterranean, and Tuk Tuk Thai.
Jeff studied Behavioral Science and Philosophy from the Metropolitan State College in Denver Colorado and earned his Real Estate License from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. He is also a long-time member of ICSC.
In 2010 Jeff completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer by riding from Vancouver to Seattle but has not gone near a bicycle since. Jeff has also supported Out of the Cold Homeless shelter and Stand Up for Mental Health.
In his spare time, Jeff is a huge Canucks fan, enjoys the NFL and plays mediocre tennis and exceptionally bad golf. He enjoys spending time with his fur-family, strategy games and reading.