Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL
) selected company insider Dermot Roe as leader of its national construction business. He will manage and develop the group in the Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco markets. Roe, a managing director based in Boston, will continue to serve as regional director of the project and development services group (PDS).
The 20-year veteran specializes in commercial base building construction and tenant improvements. Roe formerly served as a partner at Spaulding & Slye before its merger with JLL in late 2005. In 2007, he moved to Chicago to oversee JLL’s construction group in the Midwest then relocated to Boston three years later to head PDS.
Roe’s past and current assignments of note include: the renovation of the YMCA of Greater Boston’s flagship facility at 316 Huntington Ave. in Boston; the construction of 670 Albany St. in Boston’s BioSquare complex; the development of Pleasant Street Residential for Harvard University; and Stratus Computer’s property renovation and construction in Maynard.