JLL Adds 2 New Hires to Palm Beach County Office

In their new roles, Brian Cornrich and Merritt Etner will help drive business development and advance the firm’s growth goals in Palm Beach County.
Merritt Etner and Brian Cornrich

JLL announced it has added to its Palm Beach office with the hiring of Brian Cornrich as senior vice president and Merritt Etner as associate. In their new roles, Cornrich and Etner will help drive business development, provide specialized client service and advance JLL’s growth goals in Palm Beach County. 

Cornrich has more than 20 years of experience in brokerage representing local and national tenants with JLL and affiliated firms. Before arriving in South Florida, he led the Cresa office in Washington, D.C., where he grew the team from four employees to 24. A graduate of Syracuse University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Cornrich specializes in developing and implementing complex real estate strategies to help clients navigate the real estate market.

Etner was an associate at Cushman & Wakefield prior to joining JLL, where she focused on agency leasing and tenant representation in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She specialized in assisting clients with portfolio management, space planning, lease administration and lease renewal strategy. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Etner holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“Brian and Merritt represent JLL’s continued investment in acquiring top talent that will help us serve our clients and expand our footprint in Palm Beach’s strengthening office market,” said JLL Managing Director Matthew Goodman, in prepared remarks. “Together, they bring to our brokerage team deep-rooted knowledge and experience in tenant representation, as well as agency leasing. With their addition, Brian and Merritt will bolster our office practice in Palm Beach and throughout South Florida.”

Palm Beach County’s office market has become competitive, as the new construction pipeline has recently dried up. Last month, Gem Realty Capital acquired a seven-story office building in downtown Boca Raton, Fla., from IP Capital Partners for $34.6 million.

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