JLL Capital Markets adds to its Orlando multi-housing team

Jay Ballard and Ken Delvillar have more than 54 years of combined commercial real estate experience

June 17, 2020

ORLANDO, June 17, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has expanded its investment advisory team with the addition of Jay Ballard and Ken Delvillar as Managing Directors focused on multi-housing transactions in its Orlando office.

Mr. Ballard and Mr. Delvillar are commercial real estate veterans with more than 54 years of combined industry experience. They join JLL from Cushman and Wakefield, where they were Executive Directors for the Florida Multifamily Advisory Group. Over the course of their careers, Mr. Ballard and Mr. Delvillar have represented a variety of public and private companies, developers, life companies, pension fund advisors and condo converters on both a regional and national basis and have been involved in more than $6.5 billion of completed transactions.

Mr. Ballard is an active member of National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC) and Florida Apartment Association (FAA). He has been recognized as a top broker both in-house and by NAIOP, Costar and Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Society (CFCRES). Mr. Ballard is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business.

Mr. Delvillar graduated with a degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida.  He is also an active member of numerous industry organizations, including NMHC, FAA, Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO) and CFCRES. Additionally, Mr. Delvillar is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

“We are very excited about the opportunity to join the Central Florida JLL Capital Markets team,” Ballard said. “With JLL’s recent acquisition of HFF last year, our ability to tap into their extensive debt and equity capacity by way of their DUS lending and equity platform, will allow us to expand the services we provide to our clients.”

“We anticipate collaboration with our capital markets colleagues throughout Florida as well as the Sunbelt and beyond,” added Delvillar.

“We are really excited to add Jay and Ken to our growing capital markets platform,” said Brad Peterson, Senior Managing Director and Head of JLL Capital Markets Orlando. “Adding such an accomplished duo with so much experience and deep relationships to our Florida multi-housing team will further enhance what is now a fully integrated JLL capital markets platform.”

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