News release

Long-time Denver Capital Markets office head passes torch to next-gen leaders

Executive Managing Director Eric Tupler will refocus on production and mentorship while Leon McBroom and Peter Merrion will co-lead the capital markets team 

January 17, 2024

Kristen Murphy

Capital Markets, Hotels & Hospitality and Value & Risk Advisory PR
+1 617 848 1572

DENVER, Jan. 17, 2024 –  JLL Capital Markets announced today that long-time Denver office head Eric Tupler will transition the day-to-day office leadership to next-generation leaders, Senior Managing Directors Leon McBroom and Peter Merrion. The duo oversees the region’s Investment Sales and Advisory, and Debt and Equity Advisory platforms and is responsible for overall strategic vision for the office, including team building and growth of the capital markets business.

Tupler, an Executive Managing Director, will focus on his current role on the JLL Capital Markets Executive Committee Council, which is comprised of veteran producers that have moved off day-to-day leadership roles, yet that remain active in serving their clients and providing strategic planning for the overall capital markets business. Tupler formed the Denver capital markets team at HFF in 2012 and led the group through the acquisition by JLL in 2019. During this time, Tupler has successfully grown the team from three employees to 47 producers and staff and has been involved in more than $25 billion in commercial real estate transactions.

“When I opened this office in 2012, the goal was always to grow the business from the ground up, establish the business and then transition it over to the next generation of leaders,” Tupler said. “I feel very fortunate to pass the torch to two individuals who truly exemplify what we look for in leaders – people who want to spend as much time off the field helping others win business as they do in maintaining their own client relationships and production. I’m looking forward to continuing to mentor the younger members of our team and provide more strategic direction and advisory to the group, not only locally but on a national level as well.”

McBroom, who was appointed to the co-lead role in 2021 and Merrion, who transitioned into the role in June 2023, all joined JLL through its acquisition of HFF. Together, they have more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, closing more than $10 billion in commercial real estate transactions. 

“Our day-to-day role of executing on behalf of our clients doesn’t change. However, in addition to client service, our leadership roles include team building and growing the office, growing the office revenue channels and liaising with our leadership group more broadly,” Merrion added. “This adds another level of complexity to the job, which is both intellectually stimulating and challenging at the same time.”

“As we both evolved through our careers, this was an opportunity to grow into something more strategic and be directly involved in the success of the capital markets business,” McBroom stated. “Tup laid the foundation for this group and we’re excited for him to still be a part of the office as a producer, and to mentor and leverage his career in order to help our younger leaders grow.”

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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