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JLL Expands Multifamily Expertise in Southern California

Mike Easter joins JLL as Executive Vice President in Orange County

​​LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2017 – JLL announced Mike Easter has joined the firm as an Executive Vice President. Easter will focus on the sale and financing of multifamily assets in the Orange County and San Diego region. He will report to International Director Brian Kelleher and partner with Managing Director Darcy Miramontes to grow the firm's multifamily expertise in southern California.

Mike Easter.jpg"Demand for multifamily assets in Orange County and San Diego has remained strong as investors look toward markets in the West where job growth continues to flourish," said Kelleher. "Mike's strong background and versatile skill set with both sales and financings will bolster our already strong multifamily presence in Southern California."

Easter has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience and joins JLL from a leading global commercial real estate firm. During his career he has completed more than $2.5 billion in multifamily transactions including investment sales, debt and structured finance placements, and joint venture equity raises.

Easter holds a Master's degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado.

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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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