NEW JERSEY—Jones Lang LaSalle has made changes to its New Jersey leadership, naming Robert Kossar market director and Jonathan Meisel as an office leasing broker.

Kossar, who has led Jones Lang LaSalle’s industrial practice in New Jersey since 2007, will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the company’s New Jersey and Long Island service capabilities.

Meisel, who has served as market director since the firm’s 2004 entrance into the New Jersey market, will transition to focusing on expanding the company’s New Jersey data center and sustainability practices. In addition, Meisel will develop and expand relationships with clients.

“These changes will support the continued growth of our New Jersey and Long Island operations,” said Stephen Schlegel, market director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s tri-state region. “Since entering the New Jersey market in 2004, under Jon’s leadership we have successfully strengthened our firm’s position with new office openings, significant brokerage assignments and the addition of 600 of the industry’s best and brightest professionals to our team. These organizational changes are designed to ensure continued momentum into 2013 and beyond.”

Kossar has extensive experience on both the ownership and brokerage sides of commercial real estate, and, during his tenure as leader of Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey industrial practice, the team completed more than 40 million sq. ft. of industrial lease transactions.

“As we continue to solidify our market leadership in the office and industrial sectors, Rob is uniquely qualified to oversee the development and implementation of strategic growth plans,” Schlegel said. “His deep knowledge of the market, proven leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit will serve us well as we look to expand Jones Lang LaSalle’s market share in one of the largest industrial and office markets in the country.”

Kossar will continue to be directly involved with industrial client assignments, serve on Jones Lang LaSalle’s national Brokerage Executive Committee and head the firm’s Industrial Executive Committee for the Americas.