Evan Moran is an Associate broker based in JLL’s West Los Angeles office. His primary areas of focus are tenant representation, while dabbling in the agency side of our business as well.
Working in conjunction with a collaborative team, Evan represents several law firms, and financial firms in Century City, Westwood, and Beverly Hills. On the agency side, he works with his team to lease a creative office campus in El Segundo.
For this second issue of our “Getting to know…” series, we caught up with Evan to learn a little more about what makes him tick.
How did you get into commercial real estate?
EM: My mother is a residential real estate broker, and my grandmother before her, so I grew up around real estate. After studying finance in college, I knew commercial real estate was the career I wanted to pursue.
What is a typical day for you?
EM: Every day is different, which is a great thing about brokerage.
How do you measure success?
EM: By the freedom I have to do what makes me happy.
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
EM: Money lost can be earned again, but reputation lost is gone forever.
What keeps you up at night about the commercial real estate industry?
EM: The biz dev hunt.
What is one trend that we will be talking about at this time next year?
EM: Brokers lining up to be featured in the new blog series “Getting to know…”
What unique adventure or hobby would people say “wow”?
EM: This summer, I swam with Whale Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico, and also went scuba diving in the underground fresh water cenotes in Tulum. Diving in the cenotes was like exploring outer space (if I had to imagine what outer space is like).
What are you passionate about?
EM: Spending time with my family (especially my 5 year old niece Larkin) and friends. And Green Bay Packers football. Luckily they go together like brats and beer.
Do you have a favorite motto?
EM: “We’re not here for a long time, but for a good time”
What are you reading?
EM: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
What is your favorite restaurant or meal?
EM: Pizza – anywhere, anytime. But in Santa Monica the pepperoni pizza at Stella Barra is the bee’s knees.
What’s on your bucket list?
EM: Carnival in Brazil; attending a Green Bay Packers Super Bowl game; learning to play the piano
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you.
EM: In high school I didn’t cut my hair for three years, and rocked a pretty awesome pony-tail.
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