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JLL Expands Strategic Advisory Platform With M&A Veteran

Jeff Hawkins joins JLL as Managing Director in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21​, 2016 – JLL today announced real estate investment banking veteran Jeff Hawkins has joined the firm's Capital Markets platform as Managing Director. Based in Los Angeles, Hawkins will further expand JLL's strategic advisory and capital raising capabilities with a focus on advising real estate companies in joint ventures, entity-level investments, recapitalizations and other structured transactions. Hawkins will work with JLL's Capital Markets experts around the world to offer clients capital solutions and transaction execution through a unique combination of corporate finance, capital markets and real estate expertise. He will report to Managing Director Kevin Stahl, who leads the firm's strategic advisory, investment banking and mergers and acquisitions business in the Americas.

Jeff Hawkins.jpg"With the addition of Jeff, we continue to bolster our unique strategic advisory platform, further strengthening our ability to provide the full range of advisory, capital raising and M&A services to our clients," said Stahl.   "Jeff will help us ensure that we can meet the evolving and complex capital markets needs of our global client base.  

Hawkins brings 20 years of M&A experience to JLL, including stints at some of the world's top financial institutions. He comes to JLL from CEL Capital Advisors, LLC where he was a Founder and Managing Director. He will work within Jones Lang LaSalle Securities, LLC, JLL's registered broker dealer and holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses.

Hawkins holds a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Cal-Poly State University, San Luis Obispo and earned his Masters of Business Administration from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. ​

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 2015 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $140 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm's Capital Markets team comprises more than 2,000 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.  JLL is a Fortune 500 company with, as of December 31, 2015, revenue of $6.0 billion and fee revenue of $5.2 billion, more than 280 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 70,000.  On behalf of its clients, the company provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. As of September 30, 2016, its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.7 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