Boston – Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has announced that James M. Tierney has been named market director, New England. He will have overall responsibility for the growth and strategic direction of the New England business. Tierney will be leaving his role as chief of staff and special counsel to the director for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA).
Tierney played a leadership role in setting the economic development agenda for the BRA, the City of Boston’s planning and economic development agency. He was prominently involved in the evaluation of all proposed projects in the city, the creation of zoning entitlement strategies, the review of institutional master plans and the use of economic incentives to spur new development. He also supervised the agency’s operations and actively participated in the management and development of the BRA’s real estate holdings.