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Houston, TX

JLL looks to enhance, grow Houston healthcare practice with strategic hire

Healthcare real estate expert, Chris Wadley, joins JLL as Senior Vice President

HOUSTON, March 20, 2018 – JLL today announced Chris Wadley has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Houston Healthcare Lead. Wadley will oversee the growth of JLL's Houston healthcare practice, including tenant representation, agency leasing, capital markets transactions and construction management for hospitals, health systems, life science companies and academic institutions.

"JLL has an impressive global healthcare platform and is a leader in utilizing technology to create real estate solutions for its clients," said Wadley. "I look forward to leveraging JLL's deep bench of talent and resources to assist healthcare providers across the Houston region as well as in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth."

With more than 10 years of experience, Wadley previously helped lead a team that represented healthcare providers in multiple capacities including leasing, development, real estate portfolio management, and acquisitions and dispositions. 

"The healthcare and life science sectors are increasingly pressured to do more with less," said JLL Houston President Dan Bellow. "Chris' expertise, coupled with JLL's global healthcare platform, will provide healthcare and life science companies the support they need to thrive, allowing them to focus on their core competencies."

JLL has provided real estate services to the region's largest hospitals and health systems. The firm has a significant management footprint that includes the Texas Medical Center, 6624 Fannin Tower, 6620 Main and Life Science Plaza.

The firm has also been involved in significant transactions such as Texas Children's Hospital's acquisition of 6624 Fannin Tower and 6620 Main, as well as the sale of Pin Oak Portfolio, Life Science Plaza, Imperial Medical Center and Kelsey Seybold West.

JLL Healthcare enhances the patient experience, improves clinical outcomes and drives financial performance through real estate and facilities solutions. As a leading provider of healthcare facility management services with 540 hospital clients, JLL's team of 1,500 dedicated professionals supports 343 million square feet of healthcare facilities. JLL executes more than $1 billion annually in capital markets transactions serving investor and provider clients with capital solutions such as investment sales, financing, monetization, development advisory and debt and equity capital raise. For further information, visit


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 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 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