Meet Misty Moore Willard

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Glass ceilings? Closed doors? Not at JLL. We recognize the success and achievements of the amazing women throughout our firm. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’d like highlight a few of the strong, smart, and ambitious women of JLL. We appreciate them not only this month, but every day. We hope they inspire you like they inspire us.

Meet Misty Moore

Executive Vice President, Tenant Representation

I have been a corporate tenant representation specialist for 20 years, the last 10 years at Staubach/JLL. I Co-Chair the Law Firm Practice Group in San Diego and also focus on large portfolio clients, currently exclusively representing UCSD as the single point of contact for their one million square foot portfolio of off-campus leased space, in addition to redevelopment consulting and assisting in project acquisitions.

Misty and her husband, Carl

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was really young I wanted to be an architect. I loved looking through the floor plans of big homes in my mom’s Architectural Digest magazines. I suppose there is a little foreshadowing there!

How did you get into commercial real estate?
Completely randomly. I met a guy through a friend of a friend who ran a boutique tenant representation brokerage firm and his only hiring criteria was being a UCSD grad. I had just graduated in June of 1998 and he hired me that August. I’m still in the business 20 years later so I guess it was the right fit!

Family vacations are the best

What is a typical day for you?
Two wild, loud little boys waking me up at 6:00 a.m., quick morning run, hope I don’t forget to eat breakfast, race to work hoping not to be late to first meeting, back-to-back calls and meetings all day long, networking happy hour/dinner meetings, race to be home by 7:00 p.m. to put the kids to bed, negotiate with my four year-old terrorist to please go to bed, he finally acquiesces by 10:00 or 11:00 p.m. (!!) and I pass out right after, lamenting the fact that once again I did not get a full eight hours of sleep!

Misty and her boys, Everett and Bennett, at the beach

Who was the biggest influence in your life?
Professionally, it was Brian Walsh and Bill Fleck, my two commercial real estate mentors who I will be forever grateful to for teaching me the business, and to always fight for the client‘s best interests.

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
This too shall pass (I am still working on remembering this!).

Everett, Misty and Bennett show how to color coordinate for Halloween

How do you achieve work/life balance?
I don’t! Any pointers??

What advice would you give to young women who want to success in the workplace?
Get a mentor, work hard, ask questions, be humble, be tenacious.

Misty with Roger Staubach and her protege, Anya Marmuscak, at the 2017 JLL Women’s Summit

If you wrote a book, what would the title be?
Atomic Blonde.

Misty and Carl on their 5 year wedding anniversary in Turks and Caicos in 2016

JLL has been named one of the Top Companies for Executive Women for third straight year by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). Read more.

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