Veteran LA office tenant rep Tony Morales leaves JLL

Exit marks the latest high-profile departure from a major brokerage

Veteran LA Office Tenant Broker Tony Morales Leaves JLL
Tony Morales (JLL, Getty)

L.A. office dealmaker Tony Morales, where are you?

The veteran senior managing director of JLL’s Los Angeles office has left the firm — and has disappeared, according to CoStar News. 

Morales had worked with JLL for nearly 16 years, according to his LinkedIn profile, brokering real estate leases as a tenant representative for major companies.

His major deals include DirectTV (1 million square feet), Yahoo (800,000 square feet), Electronic Arts (500,000 square feet), Disney (470,000 square feet), William Morris Endeavor, now known as WME (400,000 square feet), Herbalife (300,000 square feet), Spotify (150,000 square feet) and Cartoon Network (80,000 square feet), according to a JLL webpage.

Prior to JLL, he spent a decade at Los Angeles-based Maguire Partners, in charge of leasing.

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His exit marks the latest high-profile departure from a major brokerage.

New York City dealmaker Bob Knakal left JLL earlier this month, while Carl Muhlstein slipped out of JLL Los Angeles in December to start his own firm. Last month, longtime New York broker Darcy Stacom left CBRE to launch her own firm.

A JLL spokesperson confirmed that Morales no longer worked for the Chicago-based firm, according to an email, but cited a policy of not commenting on personnel moves.

Morales didn’t respond to a phone call from CoStar News requesting a comment. It’s not clear where Morales will land, or what he’ll do next.

Last week, the company officially known as Jones Lang LaSalle sent legendary New York broker Bob Knakal packing after a glowing profile ran in Sunday’s New York Times, which mentioned the firm once in more than 1,700 words.

— Dana Bartholomew

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