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JLL Adds Two Financing Experts in Atlanta

Drew Markley, Blake Morris join as Senior Vice Presidents

​Increased investment activity in Atlanta has created more liquidity in the market. To help clients secure the financing they need, JLL today announced Drew Markley and Blake Morris have joined the firm as Senior Vice Presidents. Markley and Morris will secure financing for the firm's clients and report to International Director Faron Thompson

"Adding Drew and Blake to our team strengthens our robust financing operation in Atlanta, and provides the resources our clients need when planning investments," said Thompson. "More than $8 billion in commercial real estate investments poured into Atlanta in 2016, and the market will continue to grow in 2017."

Markley comes to JLL from Fifth Third Bank, where he specialized in multifamily loans. He received his Bachelor's Degree in real estate finance from the University of Alabama.

Before JLL, Morris was a Vice President at BBVA Compass where he secured loans for clients in the Southeast. He received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and his MBA from The University of Georgia.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit