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Steve Collins Named President, Americas Capital Markets of Jones Lang LaSalle

​CHICAGO, March 11, 2014 — Ascending to a key leadership role at a global real estate firm is a tall order, but for industry veteran Steve Collins, his rise to the role of President, Americas Capital Markets for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has been anything but typical. 

While successful real estate executives typically focus their attention either locally or nationally, Collins made his greatest mark on an international scale as one of the original members of JLL’s international capital group (ICG). Watch Collins discussing global regulations at MIPIM in this short video:

For the past eight years, Collins has worked with investors around the world to facilitate the flow of global capital in and out of commercial real estate investments.  Jay Koster, the Americas Head of Capital Markets and Investor Services for JLL is now tapping Steve’s client service and leadership skills to continue Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets growth. JLL has added more than 140 capital markets producers to its team in the Americas in the past four years, and has grown its Capital Markets revenue by nearly 600 percent in that period.

 “Steve is one of JLL’s most experienced global ambassadors, and he is the ultimate connector with our clients and our team,” said Koster. “Together, Steve and I are focused on the continued expansion of our Americas Capital Markets business, with increasing focus on deepening and expanding our client relationships and the solutions necessary to serve the needs of those clients.  We’re focused on aggressively growing our market share by positioning the firm to capture all opportunities available.”

Collins will continue to have oversight of the firm’s regional International Capital Group activities in the Americas, but will now dedicate more time and energy to the overall activities of our Americas Capital Markets business.  According to Mike Ellis, Market Director for JLL’s Mid-Atlantic business, “Since Steve joined JLL, he’s helped effectively shape and expand our Mid-Atlantic Capital Markets presence. He is exceptionally qualified to aggressively grow our capital markets business and his energy and commitment will add a great deal of immediate benefit for our national clients and employees in his new role.”

Mr. Collins has more than 25 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate. Prior to joining JLL in 2006, Steve was a partner in Spaulding & Slye Colliers as well as the Director of Ernst and Young Kenneth Leventhal’s (EYKL) Capital Markets and Corporate Services Group, where he initiated a series of unique initiatives to add value to the firm’s client-base. Utilizing the thought-based internal tax practice, he provided clients with substantial tax savings on a range of real estate investments.  Collins also served as President of GVA Worldwide, a professional real estate organization with more than 3,600 professionals in offices throughout 20 countries and five continents.  Collins received a BA from the University of Delaware and is a member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).

Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2012 alone, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed $63 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s dealmakers completed $60 billion in global investment sales and buy-side transactions, equating to nearly $240 million of investment trades completed every working day around the globe. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,300 specialists, operating all over the globe.

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About JLL 

JLL (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $4 billion, JLL operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.6 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit