JLL announced on April 27 that it hired commercial real estate veterans Matt McDonough and Daniel Ligorner to join the firm’s New Jersey office.
McDonough, who has a 38-year industry career, joins as managing director and Ligorner, with 32 years of experience, joins as executive vice president. They will work within the Northern New Jersey office team, led by Tim Greiner, focusing on leveraging JLL’s deep talent base, diverse service line expertise and world-class platform to deliver new opportunities to existing and future owner and occupier clients.
“We are pleased to welcome these industry leaders to the New Jersey office as we continue to expand our team of leading professionals that fit within our collaborative culture,” said Greiner. “Matt and Dan’s expertise and experience provide a powerful asset to our clients and to the rest of our team.”
Together, McDonough and Ligorner currently represent approximately 1.5 million square feet of Class-A office product in premier submarkets across New Jersey.
McDonough, former managing director with Transwestern, brings an extensive understanding of commercial tenant representation as well as a specialty assisting corporations as they acquire facilities. During his career, he has served as vice president at top real estate brokerage firms.
Ligorner, former managing director with Transwestern, brings deep experience in organizational and operational leadership. During his career, Ligorner has provided business consulting services to high-performance, high-potential business across health care, media, real estate and entrepreneurship. Prior to entering commercial real estate, Ligorner served as chief operating officer at a top publishing and media company, providing market-leading information products.
“This is a time of significant change in the market, and it provides an extraordinary opportunity for tenants, property owners and the real estate industry as a whole,” said McDonough. “I am pleased to join the JLL platform, which is positioned to provide comprehensive support to businesses negotiating complex real estate decisions.”
“Joining the team at JLL enables me to drive superior value to clients during a critical period of flux in the real estate industry and economy as a whole,” said Ligorner. “The depth of experience on the team and the powerful resources of the international company position the New Jersey team to achieve creative solutions for clients.”