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Christi Wagenaar serves as an Executive Vice President within Jones Lang LaSalle’s Americas Capital Markets group. Her focus is on M&A, strategic advisory and private capital raising.


  • 13 years of experience in real estate, investment banking, M&A, capital markets and advisory services
  • Formerly a Managing Director within PerellaWeinberg Partners’ Real Estate Advisory practice, with a focus on M&A, strategic advisory and private capital raising
  • Previously a Vice President of Morgan Stanley’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Group, responsible for loan portfolio acquisitions, loan origination and underwriting, securitization, debt restructuring and asset management
  • Started her career at UBS as an Investment Banking Analyst focused on M&A and Corporate Finance
  • Diverse advisory experience:
    • Transaction experience includes sell-side and buy-side entity-level M&A; board, special committee and transaction committee advisory; entity, portfolio and property-level joint ventures and recapitalizations; equity and debt financings in public and private markets
    • Experience across property types and markets
    • Advisory clients include publicly-traded and non-traded REITs, private operators and developers, real estate services companies and the full range of real estate investor types

Education and Awards

  • MBA from Harvard Business School
  • BS in Business Administration & Accounting from University of Kansas
  • Securities licenses: 7, 63 and 79