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Career SummaryMs. Hughes is a Managing Director in the firm's Capital Markets Group, where she specializes in institutional investment sales in the Greater Boston area. Over her career, she has participated in more than $20 billion of transactions as a principal and advisor. In 2015 Jessica and her team completed more than $3.5 billion of transactions in New England across all product types including office, industrial, land, retail, residential, and development advisory. Her clients range from non-profits to institutions.
Prior to joining JLL, Jessica was a Senior Vice President at Beacon Capital Partners and participated in more than $9 billion of acquisition activity and subsequent dispositions. For a five year period, she opened Beacon's first offshore offices and was responsible for the acquisition and disposition of office properties in London and across Europe, and completed more than $2.9 billion of acquisitions and numerous dispositions and joint ventures. Prior to her term in London, she was active in the acquisition and disposition of office properties in the United States, notably in Boston, New York, and Chicago. Representative deals in the Greater Boston area included the John Hancock Tower Complex, 116 Huntington Avenue, 501 Boylston Street, and Bay Colony Corporate Center.
Prior to joining Beacon, Jessica worked in the investment sales groups at Meredith & Grew, where she was a Vice President, and Trammell Crow Company, where she was a Senior Associate. She began her career as an analyst at Jones Lang LaSalle in New York.
Education and AffiliationsMs. Hughes received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and was a four year starter and captain of the Women's Golf Team
Professional AssociationsBoston Center for the Arts – Executive Committee, Chair - Capital Finance CommitteeBoston Business Journal 40 Under 40 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – Charitable Events CommitteeUrban Land Institute (ULI) – Boston Market Council