JLL manager Amber Valentine will lead the Des Moines office’s Property Management Services platform, the company announced. Valentine will oversee operational and financial property management initiatives, as well as execute on client-specific objectives. She previously was a senior facility manager with JLL, which manages 907,000 square feet of commercial real estate in Iowa. Local trends indicate that companies are transitioning their offices from leased spaces into owner-occupied spaces, further emphasizing the need for specialized management services. “The market’s increased demand for property management services makes it an exciting time to be in commercial real estate in Iowa,” Valentine said. “As the competition around attracting and retaining talent continues to rise, so does the need for top-performing buildings." Valentine has more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience and is co-chair of the Midwest Chapter of JLL’s Women’s Business Network.