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NEW YORK, NY

JLL Expands Healthcare Capital Markets Platform

Steven Leathers joins firm’s New York office as Senior Vice President


NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 – The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is driving investors across the spectrum to pursue a whole host of healthcare-related real estate.  The surge of buyer interest has lead JLL’s Capital Markets to add another expert to its healthcare team’s roster.  Today, the firm announced that Steven Leathers has joined as a Senior Vice President, based in New York. Working under the direction of Managing Director Mindy Berman, Leathers will focus on the valuation and sale of healthcare properties, maximizing their value for clients.

“The interest in healthcare-related real estate is greater than we’ve ever seen before– medical office buildings, outpatient facilities and rehabilitation centers are top of mind to the investment community,” said Berman. “Steven’s experience on the investment side of the market will bring fresh, smart insight to the team.”
Leathers joins JLL from nationally focused healthcare REIT American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, where he was responsible for property acquisitions and transaction management. He earned his M.B.A and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois.

About Capital Markets
JLL 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 2013 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $99 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,300 specialists, operating all over the globe.

About Healthcare Solutions
JLL’s  Healthcare Solutions group partners with hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the nation, delivering comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory facility management, strategic consulting, real estate capital advisory, program management, property management, transaction services, lease administration and energy/sustainability advisory services. Through its work, the Healthcare Solutions group connects healthcare business strategies to real estate solutions, driving efficiencies and enhancing quality.  For the last five years JLL has been ranked among the top five development firms in the Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Design & Construction Survey.

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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 fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and 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 $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.