Chris Sausser Exits Jones Lang LaSalle, Joins CLW Real Estate Services Group as Sr. VP, Director of Corporate Services For Southern California

November 12, 2012


International Property Specialist Headed Leasing, Joint Development of 100 Million Square Feet in Korea

NEWPORT BEACH, Nov. 12, 2012 – Chris Sausser, former senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle in Orange County, has been named senior vice president and director of Corporate Services of CLW Real Estate Services Group of Southern California, a commercial real estate, client services and advisory firm.

Sausser will assist tenants on site selections and lease negotiations and advise corporations on maximizing profitability of their real estate portfolios in Southern California and across the country.

Sausser is the third commercial real estate executive to join CLW’s senior team in the last eight months. He will work alongside Craig Morris, Tim Joyce, Dick Gee, and Oliver Fleener in growing CLW’s commercial brokerage, corporate services, consulting, advisory and management business serving companies, owners and high net worth investors in the southern half of the state.

“Chris was instrumental in creating and developing the corporate services practice within the industry” says Morris.  “He is a tremendously innovative and experienced talent in helping clients realize the greatest returns from their property portfolios as well as cost effectively planning their real estate needs,” adds Morris who, along with Tim Joyce, heads CLW’s Southern California office.

“Throughout his career, Chris’ expert representation and client care has been exceptional in the U.S. and in Asia,” added Morris.  “His deep knowledge of corporate real estate needs and his recent role as Chief Marketing Officer for Songdo City in South Korea with Gale International has provided Chris a valuable network of global relationships and a keen understanding of Asia’s regional corporate users, property markets and submarkets.”

Prior to JLL, he spent seven years in Korea working with international companies on solutions to their real estate needs in Asia. “His ability to build long term relationships based on his performance reflects the ‘client first’ culture at CLW,” says Morris.

Sausser’s position with Gale International in South Korea encompassed the firm’s international development and investments in the Asian nation’s booming economy included responsibility for all leasing and joint development activity for 100 million square feet of planned commercial space in Songdo City.

Prior to and during his work with Gale International, he built relationships  with 3M, Cisco, Clausen Miller, General Electric, Hudson Power Systems, Hewitt & Associates, Kleinfelder, Korea Telecom, LA Cellular, Otis Elevator, McLeod  USA, Williams Communications, and Woodward-Clyde in serving these multinational companies with their real estate requirements.

Before joining CLW, he spent 33 years in commercial real estate brokerage, providing real estate solutions to some of the nation’s premier companies. Sausser has been an invited speaker at Cityscape Asia, REIW-Asia, REC retail Investment Conference, EUCCK International Real Estate Seminars and ULI (Tokyo), and a guest lecturer at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.

Sausser belongs to the American Chamber of Commerce-Korea Board of Governors, AmCham Co-Chairman-Real Estate Committee, European Union Chamber of Commerce-Korea, Co-Chair Real Estate Committee, and Investment Advisor to Ministry of Land transport and Maritime Affairs.

He lives in Orange County, California.

CLW’s Southern California office is an affiliated company of Axxcess Capital, LLC, of Newport Beach, CA.

About CLW Real Estate Services Group

CLW Real Estate Services Group is headquartered in Tampa, FL with the Southern California Division based in Newport Beach, CA.  CLW employs over 100 commercial real estate professionals and is a nationwide, privately-held company providing a full spectrum of commercial real estate services including multi-market tenant representation, asset management, project and construction management, investment sales, property development and consulting services to institutional clients and corporations. To learn more, visit


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