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Current responsibilities
Ken Sacco is a Senior Vice President and National Director of JLL’s Financial Strategy Group. In his role, Mr. Sacco supports the Tenant Representation group by providing strategic planning, financial advisory and sophisticated financial analysis capabilities to corporate real estate users including Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, law firms, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Mr. Sacco advises clients on optimal transaction structures, cost savings opportunities and real estate value creation strategies for single assets and property portfolios. He specializes in aligning business strategies and financial objectives with real estate occupancy decisions. Mr. Sacco is a member of JLL’s Headquarters Practice Group and Global Lease Accounting Task Force.

Specialties
Strategic planning, corporate real estate financial analysis, transaction structuring, investment banking, corporate finance, office and industrial user representation

Years of experience
18 years

Experience

Mr. Sacco has over 18 years of investment banking, commercial real estate and management consulting experience. Prior to joining JLL in early 2015, he was the Managing Director and Head of the Financial Consulting practice for CBRE’s Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region. While with CBRE, Mr. Sacco advised office and industrial corporate real estate users on the economic, accounting and tax implications of real estate strategies and opportunities for value creation.

Prior to CBRE, Mr. Sacco spent six years as a corporate finance investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, based in New York and London. During his tenure as an investment banker, he was involved in more than $60 billion of capital markets transactions, advising some of the largest corporations in the U.S. and Europe. Before his career as an investment banker, Mr. Sacco was a member of the Financial Consulting Group at Equis Corporation in Chicago (later Cushman & Wakefield), where he specialized in supporting the Tenant Representation and Portfolio Management teams. Prior to that role, Mr. Sacco spent several years as a management consultant on the Real Estate Advisory teams of Ernst & Young and KPMG.

Military service
Former Non-Commissioned Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps

Education
• Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, MBA in finance, management & strategy and real estate
• Miami (OH) University, Bachelor of Science in accountancy and management information systems

Select clients
• American Psychiatric Association
• AOL
• AT&T
• Centers for Disease Control
• Daimler AG
• Encana Corporation
• Gannett Company
• KBR
• Loomis
• Marriott International
• McKinsey & Company
• Michael Baker International
• Micros Systems
• Northrop Grumman
• Tempur Sealy International
• US Gypsum Corporation