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​Current Responsibilities
John Harper is a Senior Vice President with the investment sales team with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group in its Atlanta office.  His primary responsibilities include financial underwriting, understanding and effectively communicating complex scenarios, organization and preparation of marketing materials, discussing opportunities with potential investors, answering investor questions, and legal document review. 

Experience
Since joining JLL, John has been involved in the sale of more than 15,000 hotel rooms totaling over $3 billion including 11 transactions of over $100 million. Before joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Harper worked at the Watters Law Firm as a commercial real estate attorney specializing in land use and local government law.  During law school, Mr. Harper interned at the City of Atlanta Department of Law where he did litigation preparation for land use and real estate tax related cases and advised the Department of Planning & Community Development on local government and land use law.  Prior to law school, Mr. Harper worked as a development manager for Mpirical Development for three years where his responsibilities included financial analysis of proposed and existing projects, site selection, and marketing.   In 2014, Mr. Harper was presented with the Rising Star Spotlight award in recognition of his commitment to client service.

Education and Affiliations 
John is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law where he focused on commercial real estate law. Prior to law school, Mr. Harper obtained a Master’s degree in Real Estate from Georgia State University also magna cum laude. Prior to graduate school, John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with certificates in Finance and Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.