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Current responsibilities
Michael Melody co-leads the Real Estate Investment Banking (REIB) practice which is part of the JLL Capital Markets Group. 

As Executive Managing Director, Mike focuses on national lender relationships, high profile loan originations and debt restructurings for owner and lender clients.

Mike has specifically advised clients on more than $7 billion of debt/equity origination and/or product disposition over the past ten years. 

The REIB practice incorporates debt/equity origination, investment sales, loan/note sales, advisory services, loan workouts & modification and asset resolution services. 

Mike and the REIB practice’s focus is on the sourcing of capital for acquirers and owners of real estate and keeping existing owner and lender clients apprised of the ever-changing capital markets. 

Prior to joining JLL Capital Markets, Mike held a Vice Chairman position with CBRE Capital Markets. With more than 23 years of commercial real estate experience, he helped build one of the nation’s largest real estate investment banking firms - L.J. Melody & Company, acquired by CBRE in 1996.

Mike co-headed CBRE’s national Debt and Equity Finance group from 2003-2007 and served as President of CBRE’s broker dealer affiliate, CBRE Capital Corporation, from 2007 – 2009.


  • University of Texas, Master of Business Administration

  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Science


  • CBRE Capital Markets Top 10 Producer

  • Series 7, 24 and 63 Securities licenses Holder

  • Colbert Coldwell Circle Member  

  • Multiple published articles  

  • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association