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​​​​Current Responsibilities
Derek Hayden is an associate with JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Select Service Group. Based in Atlanta, GA, Mr. Hayden assists the Investment Sales team through valuing, structuring and closing hotel and financing transactions.

Prior to joining JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, Mr. Hayden worked with the firm’s Retail Brokerage team in Orlando, FL, where he aided owners and investors in developing and executing leasing strategies aimed at maximizing property value and negotiated deal transactions. Before this, Mr. Hayden was an intern with HFF Orlando, where his primary responsibilities included the analysis, underwriting, and marketing of multiple property types for sale or debt placement.

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Hayden graduated from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He holds his real estate license in the state of Georgia.​