JLL adds multifamily expertise in Southern California

Chris Benton joins firm as Senior Vice President, working with institutional investors on the sale of apartment buildings across the Los Angeles area

January 07, 2019

LOS ANGELES, January 7, 2019 – JLL continued expanding its multifamily expertise in Southern California, announcing today that it hired Chris Benton as Senior Vice President. Benton will work in the firm's Century City, California office and will continue his specialization of advising institutional investors on the sale of their multifamily assets.

Benton’s hire will serve as a building block and represents a commitment by JLL as the firm looks to grow its multifamily business in Southern California. Benton will partner with Managing Director David Martin and other JLL professionals in the region, to fully leverage the firm’s Western US multifamily platform.

“The Los Angeles multifamily market continues to be targeted by institutional investors as they expand and manage their portfolio," said Peter Belisle, Southwest Director, JLL. "Chris brings a deep reservoir of experience, strong local market knowledge, and has continually exceeded clients’ expectations.”

Belisle went on to say, "Growing our multifamily team is a priority for JLL in Los Angeles and throughout the Southwest. We will continue to look to hire experts in strategic areas that can provide value to our clients, and who embody JLL’s culture of ethics and integrity."

Most recently a Director at a global commercial real estate firm, Benton has nearly 15 years of experience in multifamily real estate sales in the Los Angeles area. Throughout his career, he has secured transactions valued at over $3 billion. Benton is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

“JLL’s best-in-class platform, tremendous resources, capabilities and network will provide the perfect opportunity to help build a market leading platform in Los Angeles.” said Benton.

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 a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2017 alone, the firm’s 2,400 Capital Markets specialists completed $170 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally.

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