Kevin McDowell, JLL Senior Vice President for Project and Development Services, will be permanently relocating to Nashville in his role as lead of the Tennessee division for JLL’s Southeast Region. McDowell has managed JLL projects in Tennessee since 2005, when he began work on the 950,000 square-foot BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee headquarters (completed in 2009). He returned to Tennessee in 2012, to begin work on what would become Project T3 for the State of Tennessee to renovate and restack over 1.5 million square feet of office space.
With JLL since 1997, McDowell brings more than 23 years of experience in the management of design and construction projects, including tenant build-outs; build-to-suits; and major building renovations on behalf of clients in highly complex facilities, from corporate headquarters projects to mission-critical facilities/data centers and research laboratories.
“Our goal in Nashville is to be the leader in third-party project management work for the Tennessee region,” he said. “We plan to provide project and development services for a wide range of both public and private sector clients, including office, industrial, healthcare, hospitality and mission-critical facilities. Our experienced team of project managers based in Nashville has a diverse set of skills, developed through our work with a broad client base. In addition to our local resources, we also have the ability to tap into additional subject matter expertise and resources within the region, to ensure best-in-class service for all our clients’ project needs.”
McDowell is building a house in Nashville, will move his family this summer and added, “I’m a Tennessee native, born and raised in Chattanooga. I saw this as an opportunity to come home to Tennessee. Over the last couple of years—working with the State of Tennessee—I’ve been drawn back to my roots. It’s been a goal for a long time, and this is a great opportunity.”
McDowell attended Boyd-Buchanan High School in Chattanooga and earned his bachelor’s degree in building construction from Auburn University.
For more information, visit the JLL Tennessee website