Jill Lovatt

First Vice President of Retail Leasing


Jill Lovatt joined Massey Knakal Retail Leasing Services in 2011 as a First Vice President of Retail Leasing with a focus on the Upper East Side. Having completed 20 leases with an aggregate rental value of over $150 million, Ms. Lovatt was named Massey Knakal’s Leasing Agent of the Year for 2012. She was given Massey Knakal’s Richard Marcinko Award for Passion for 2013.

Ms. Lovatt comes to Massey Knakal from Premier Manhattan Properties/Iconik Enterprises where she was an Agent handling sales and leasing of commercial and investment properties on the Upper East Side. In this role, Ms. Lovatt worked with over 60 building owners representing over 200 properties while developing strong relationships with Upper East Side businesses and residential communities.

Ms. Lovatt is an active member of REBNY, ICSC, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Second Avenue Business Alliance (SABA), CIVITAS, and Friends of the Upper East Side.

Prior to joining Massey Knakal, Ms. Lovatt was the President of Complete Appraisal Services, a firm she founded in Southern California. The firm grossed over $1.3 million in the first year. She worked with all major lenders operating in the greater Southern California area and eventually grew to become on of the leading appraisal firms in Southern California.

Additionally, she has extensive corporate experience and was previously a Manager of Corporate Accounting at Rockwell International and held the role of Senior Analyst in the Petrochemicals Division of British Petroleum North America.

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Jill graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's degree and attended the Wharton School of Business. Ms. Lovatt currently resides on the Upper East Side with her husband.

Ms. Lovatt can be reached in the Manhattan office at 212.696.2500 or


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