Industry Veteran to Focus on Business Development and Strategic Relationships
DENVER, CO – September 3, 2013 Trammell Crow Company, one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate, announces that Ann Sperling has re-joined the Company’s Denver Business Unit as Senior Director. In her new role, she will focus on principal and fee based commercial real estate development across all product types throughout Colorado, including the sourcing of new projects and working with existing and prospective capital partners.
“We are very pleased to welcome Ann back to Trammell Crow Company,“ said Bill Mosher, Senior Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company’s Denver Business Unit. “Ann is a top-performing and results driven seasoned veteran who is well-respected within the national and Denver real estate and business community. In addition to her work commitments, Ann is active in various real estate trade associations, as well as Denver civic organizations. She is a fantastic addition to the senior team and I am confident in her ability to expand TCC’s presence throughout the region."
Ann previously served as President, Markets West for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where she oversaw two thirds of the Company’s U.S. market’s strategies and financial performance across business and product lines throughout the Midwest, Texas, Colorado, California, Pacific Northwest, and Arizona. During her four years with the firm, she also served as Chief Operating Officer, Americas, based in Chicago, responsible for the delivery of JLL’s Americas’ strategic and financial plan for real estate services, representing more than 14,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America. In addition, she oversaw finance, human resources, IT, marketing, communications, research, engineering, energy, sustainability and legal functions.
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, she served as Managing Director at Catellus Development Group in Denver, a business then owned by ProLogis, where she oversaw strategy, finance, operations and marketing for new and existing mixed-use developments.
Ann began her career with Trammell Crow Company. During her 25-year tenure, she held a variety of roles, most recently Area Director and Senior Managing Director for the Rocky Mountain Region. Ann was named the first female partner at Trammell Crow Company.
“I have worked for some of the most respected brands in the real estate industry and am proud of my association with these great organizations,” said Ann Sperling. “I am most passionate about working in a city I love, on projects which can have an impact on the community and with people I know and enjoy. Trammell Crow Company is filled with some of the smartest and most effective professionals with whom I have ever worked and I am thrilled to be able to work with them again, particularly the Denver leadership team of Bill Mosher and Mike Sullivan.”
Ann is a member of Women Corporate Directors, Executive Women in Corporate Real Estate, the Colorado University Real Estate National Advisory Board and the Chicago Economic Club. She has also been active in the Denver civic community, having served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of Colorado Children’s Hospital, on the Executive Committee of Colorado Outward Bound School, and recently joined the Community Advisory Board of the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology. She is Vice Chair of her Council with Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has previously held leadership roles with National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In 2009, Ann was named the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) “Woman of Influence” in Denver. She has also received recognition from National Real Estate Investor and Real Estate Forum.
Ann holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology from Tufts University.
About Trammell Crow Company Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. As of June 30, 2013, Trammell Crow Company had over $4.7 billion of projects in process and $1.7 billion in its pipeline.
Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 15 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in, office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company offers large strategic joint ventures, opportunity funds, and other targeted investment options.
Trammell Crow Company is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue). For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.