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JLL Adds Capital Markets Financing Expertise in Denver

George Baker joins firm’s Denver office as Managing Director


​CHICAGO, July 17, 2015 – To answer the call for increased financing expertise in the robust Denver market, JLL today announced the firm has hired George Baker to join its Capital Markets practice in the Rocky Mountain Region. Baker, a Managing Director, will focus on sourcing debt and equity for all property types.  Baker will partner with Executive Managing Director Tom Fish, based in the Houston office, as well as the rest of Denver’s Capital Markets experts to provide full-service expertise to clients in the Rocky Mountain Region.

“George has a unique background and one that will provide our clients with a wealth of experience and perspective,” said Tom Fish, Executive Managing Director of JLL’s Capital Markets.  “He has been on both the principal and investor sides of the transaction, and has executed transactions on projects located in numerous markets across the U.S.  We anticipate George will provide not only excellent coverage in the Rocky Mountain Region, but also answer the needs of national clients around the country.”  

Baker joins JLL from Capital Creek Investments, LLC, where he was an owner/managing principal, specializing in the financing of middle market real estate transactions. Prior to Capital Creek, Baker was a Managing Partner and the Chief Investment Officer at Montecito Medical, a medical real estate firm.  He also has experience in multi-unit franchise development as one of the first franchisees of Blockbuster Video. He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Austin.

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 2014 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $118 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,700 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. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.