News release

JLL Capital Markets affordable housing production team welcomes Danté Thomas

Thomas joins JLL as a Managing Director, bringing over 15 years of experience in the multi-housing affordable housing finance industry

September 09, 2022

Jenna Sharp

Capital Markets PR
+1 214 438 6450

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has welcomed Managing Director Danté Thomas to its affordable housing production team. Thomas is based in the Philadelphia office and reports to Senior Managing Director Angela Kelcher, who is leading the national affordable housing debt production team.

Thomas joins JLL in a leadership role with the responsibility of optimizing financing solutions from a variety of capital sources, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

“I am thrilled to join a team committed to offering clients exceptional service and technical expertise that provides a unique and rewarding experience,” said Thomas.

Prior to joining JLL, Thomas most recently served as Vice President of Product Originations for Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, working directly with originators, clients and capital providers to structure transactions geographically dispersed throughout the country. Before spending four years with Berkadia, Thomas served as the Director of Real Estate for the Housing Partnership Equity Trust, which is now majority owned by Lincoln Avenue Capital. Thomas started his career as a senior asset manager and underwriter with Fannie Mae’s multi-housing mortgage business and also worked for the District of Columbia’s Housing Finance Agency as a Senior Development Officer. Thomas earned a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University. 

“It is a top priority to continue to provide the reliable execution and superior customer service that drew me to join JLL earlier this year,” said Kelcher. “The addition of Dante to the JLL affordable team ensures that we are growing our depth of leadership and expertise in lock step with the growth of our production volumes.”

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