Darren (DJ) Sandler has joined JLL as our new Director of Marketing for the Southwest Region. DJ’s primary focus will be here in Los Angeles, with oversight for all marketing and communications in Orange County, San Diego and Phoenix.
DJ will work as a strategic partner with our Southwest Markets business leaders, developing and executing marketing plans that will help grow our business. He will report directly to Jill Kouri, CMO Americas, and will work closely with Peter Belisle and the leadership team across the Southwest. He will be based in our Downtown Los Angeles office.
DJ brings over 20 years of marketing and communications experience to JLL, and mostly recently worked for the Raytheon Company in El Segundo where he was Deputy Director of Communications. He led the Integrated Marketing Communications team, authoring the overall communications strategy in support of Raytheon’s business initiatives for DARPA, NOAA and NASA with several international customers. He is known and applauded for his people management skills, leadership style, player-coach mentality and his willingness to get his hands dirty and go the extra mile.
A recent IABC Gold Quill award winner and featured speaker at UCLA’s marketing department, DJ has lectured on empowering and building agile marketing teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Seattle University.