Jill Arias - Cushman & Wakefield

Jill Arias

Executive Managing Director
Executive Managing Director


Jill Arias is a Managing Director in the Cushman & Wakefield Palo Alto office, where she focuses on corporate real estate advisory for global, national and regional portfolio accounts as well as acquisitions and dispositions of commercial property. She has expertise in representing office, industrial and R&D clients. Previously, Jill was Development Manager with Panattoni Development Company, LLC, where she managed the development of seven California industrial and office projects totaling over 900,000 square feet, valued in excess of $250 million. She is an industry veteran, which includes tenure at CBRE and Heitman Properties.  She has completed lease transactions in excess of 5 million square feet and $500 million in property sales. In 1995 Jill was recognized as Heitman Properties’ National Top Leasing Manager and received Top Broker Recognition in 2000, 2003 and 2015. 


  • Over 400,000 sf of leased transactions for R&D occupiers
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company: Lead transaction advisor for 150+ facilities nationwide
  • FedEx: 115,000 sf Costa Mesa, CA. Industrial acquisition and property conversion to a sorting facility
  • LaSalle Investment Management: 170,000 sf Irvine, CA. R&D/industrial development and disposition
  • NSG: 185+ acres Lathrop, CA. Land development disposition
  • Sarofim Realty Advisors: 550,000 sf San Francisco, CA. $154 million Class A office tower disposition
  • New York Life: Pacific Zone Real Estate Coordinator covering office lease transactions in eight states

  • BS, Finance, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Certified CoreNet Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate


  • Confidential Technology & Life Science Companies
  • PG&E
  • New York Life
  • Attorneys’ Title Fund Services
  • La Salle Investment Management
  • Sarofim Realty Advisors
  • Heitman Financial
  • Nomura Securities
  • Telephone Real Estate Equity Trust
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Brook Furniture Rental
  • Seagate Properties
  • California State Automobile Association
  • U.S. HealthWorks