Vice President / Market Lead
Project and Development Services
JLL has promoted Nick Mazzocco to the position of Project and Development Services (PDS) Lead in Minneapolis. The announcement was made jointly by Chris Rohrer, Minneapolis Market Director for JLL and David Roberts the Central Region Director for JLL’s PDS group.
“JLL has a rapidly expanding real estate business in the Twin Cities and this is a unique opportunity to grow our local project management business,” said Rohrer.
“Nick has the technical skill set, leadership savvy and client relationship acumen to help us increase and sustain our presence in Minneapolis,” added Roberts.
In his four plus years with JLL, Mazzocco has managed and delivered over 2 million square feet of projects of varying types valued at over $300 million. Projects range from a one million-square-foot campus development to corporate interiors, building infrastructure upgrades, technology fit-outs and lab relocations. He has led a JLL team that includes Project, Move and Change Management functions and exhibits the breadth of services offered by JLL.
As the PDS Lead, Mazzocco’s responsibilities include strategic planning and implementation of development and project processes. Strategic planning includes managing entitlements, zoning and permitting processes as well as conceptual design and estimating in order to find optimal real estate solutions for clients. Project implementation encompasses preparing scope, schedule and budget information, developing move and installation requirements, chairing regularly scheduled meetings, coordinating landlord requirements, and executing the project from inception to completion.
“At JLL, we have a great opportunity to leverage our outstanding Project Management platform and to broaden and expand our client base in the Twin Cities,” said Mazzocco. “The size and magnitude of what we have accomplished in this market demonstrates our ability to lead an expansive project with many moving parts and different service lines. That type of work translates well to all projects, regardless of size or scope.”
Mazzocco has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He has developed specialization in a variety of sectors including office, industrial, retail and medical. Prior to JLL, he had experience with general contractors and construction management firms in Minnesota and California. Notable clients include United Properties, Ryan Companies, Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, Kaiser Permanente, Gateway Computers and Trizec Properties.
Mazzocco earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering / Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin. He graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Mazzocco attributes his legal education and training as being key to developing a skill set to carefully scrutinize contractual agreements and obligations that are part of the PDS process.
His industry affiliations and recognitions include his status as a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Mazzocco also is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.