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Washington, DC

JLL Expands P3 Expertise

John Helwig adds strength and scope to firm’s public-private partnership (P3) capabilities

Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2016 – In a move that strengthens its public-private partnership (P3) practice, JLL’s Public Institutions group has hired John Helwig as a Vice President in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

“John’s expertise in public-private partnerships is a tremendous asset to our team as we continue to expand our P3 capabilities to meet our growing and diverse client base,” said Jill Jamieson, Managing Director in JLL’s Public Institutions group. “He brings fresh perspective and innovative ideas that will help our clients address their infrastructure finance needs.”

Helwig is an adjunct professor in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches a graduate-level course on infrastructure finance and P3.  He joins JLL after more than 10 years of working in infrastructure engineering and finance, most recently as a manager with IMG Rebel, where he provided financial analysis and strategy, utility management, and P3 advisory services on a wide variety projects. Previously, he worked as a structured finance specialist for the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an economist for the U.S. Department of Transportation and an engineering project manager with Hazen and Sawyer.

A licensed professional engineer, Helwig holds a master’s degree in international relations and economics and a master of science in engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University.

“The strength and breadth of JLL’s services are the ideal foundation for delivering superior services and creative approaches to complex infrastructure challenges,” said Helwig.

Faced with aging and inadequate infrastructure, public authorities across the world are racing to repair, expand, and modernize their core infrastructure and service offerings. Nevertheless, many public authorities, at the federal, state, and local levels, lack the financial resources required to meet their infrastructure needs. In order to bridge the gap between available public resources and the cost of needed infrastructure, public authorities are increasingly turning to P3. Through an infusion of private capital and management, P3 can ease fiscal restraints and boost efficiency in the provision of public infrastructure and services.

JLL’s commercial public institution experts focus on advising federal, state and local governments on alternative finance and delivery for infrastructure, real estate and public services. For more information on how JLL supports government goals, visit:

About JLL Public Institutions
JLL’s public sector practice is a premier provider of strategic advisory and transaction services for local, state, national and international public institutions. From strategy and project management, to transaction and execution, JLL brings public sector entities the perspective and expertise across the entire infrastructure and real estate life-cycle.

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 $57.2 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​