News release

JLL adds industry veterans to Investment Sales & Advisory platform

Michael McDonald and Jonathan Napper will join the firm as Senior Managing Directors

September 29, 2022

Kristen Murphy

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

DALLAS – September 29, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets is pleased to announce the addition of Michael McDonald and Jonathan Napper as Senior Managing Directors in its Investment Sales & Advisory business. Michael and Jonathan have worked together as a team for over eight years and established themselves in that time as one of the most accomplished office investment sales teams in the U.S. having completed over $25 billion of office sales transactions in the major Sunbelt markets.

Per Mark Gibson, Chief Executive Officer of JLL Capital Markets, “The hiring of Michael and Jonathan evidences JLL’s on-going commitment to grow our national and global capital markets businesses as well as our long-term confidence in the office vertical as a primary asset class within the commercial real estate industry.”

Prior to his tenure at Cushman & Wakefield, McDonald spent 18 years at Eastdil Secured and ultimately ascended to a Managing Director on its Management Committee responsible for both the office investment sales platform across the Sunbelt as well as overall direction of the firm and its endeavors on a national and international basis. McDonald has handled more than $70 billion of capital markets transactions during his career, including office, retail, multi-housing and logistics assets in addition to strategic investment banking transactions.

Prior to Napper’s tenure at Cushman & Wakefield, he was with Eastdil Secured, where he opened the firm’s office in Texas and focused on institutional office sales and financing assignments throughout Texas and the Southeast. He spent the early part of his career on the principal side of the business completing more than $3 billion in office, industrial and multi-housing acquisitions and development. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike and Jonathan to JLL. Their experience and skillsets are excellent complements to our existing teams,” said Andrew Levy, a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the JLL Dallas Capital Markets group.

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 advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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