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Joe Cookson is an Associate with the investment sales team of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group in its Atlanta office.  His primary responsibilities include financial underwriting, valuations, preparation of marketing materials, document review and assisting clients with due diligence and property logistics. 

Joe has been with JLL since September of 2015 and has been involved in the sale of more than 2,500 hotel rooms totaling more than $1B in transaction volume during his tenure with the firm. Before joining JLL, Mr. Cookson worked at Houlihan Lokey’s New York office as a Financial Analyst in the Industrials group focused primarily on the Industrial Technologies, Environmental Services and Chemicals sectors. His primary responsibilities included market research, development of marketing materials, process management, due diligence support, financial analysis and valuation. 

Joe completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese. Joe is an active member of JLL’s Young Guns program and  is also involved with Everybody Wins! Power Lunch, a lunchtime reading and mentoring program at a local elementary school. Joe is originally from the Boston area.