News release

The JLL Capital Markets affordable housing production team hires Leif Olsen

With over 10 years of experience in production, Olsen joins JLL as a director and will focus on originating debt for clients

May 31, 2022

Jenna Sharp

Capital Markets PR
+1 214 438 6450

DENVER, May 31, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has welcomed Director Leif Olsen to its affordable housing production team. Olsen is based in the Denver office and reports to Senior Managing Director Angela Kelcher, who is leading the national affordable housing platform.

Olsen will focus on originating debt and providing capital markets solutions to sponsors both locally and nationally in order to further support growing JLL’s affordable housing business.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to join JLL’s growing affordable debt platform,” said Olsen. “I look forward to working with other industry stakeholders to find creative solutions to address the nation’s affordable housing crisis."

Olsen joins JLL after almost six years as Assistant Vice President of Affordable Originations with Lument Capital, formerly known as Hunt Real Estate Capital. In this role, he originated multi-housing loans securitized by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD and successfully managed over 100 affordable transactions from prescreen through closing. Prior to this role, he served as FHA Senior Underwriting Analyst with Walker & Dunlop. Olsen attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies.

"Adding value to our clients starts with attracting top talent and expanding the deep expertise of the JLL affordable housing team,” said Kelcher. “JLL excels in strategic partnerships, innovative structures and leveraging technology to serve the affordable housing industry.”  

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