News release

JLL Capital Markets welcomes Dean Sands to its retail investment sales and advisory team

Managing Director Dean Sands brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience and will continue his work in the Washington D.C. area

May 19, 2023

Jenna Sharp

Capital Markets PR
+1 214 438 6450

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2023 –  JLL Capital Markets announced today that Dean Sands has joined the firm’s Retail Investment Sales and Advisory Team as a Managing Director in the Washington, D.C. office.

Sands will report to Senior Managing Directors and co-heads of JLL’s Washington, D.C. office, Andrew Weir and Jamie Leachman.

“We are thrilled to have Dean join JLL in our D.C. office,” said Weir and Leachman. “He is bringing a wealth of knowledge in the retail landscape and will be a valuable resource to both our team and clients in this role.”

Sands will join Managing Directors Jordan Lex and Bill Moylan, as well as Director Danny Naughton, in a move to establish a deep bench of retail capital markets advisors serving the Mid-Atlantic region.

“We look forward to Dean joining the team and leveraging his significant retail experience, expertise and relationships to better serve our clients,” added Lex.

Sands was previously a Principal at Avison Young, where he concentrated on retail investment sales for two years. Prior to joining Avison Young, Sands spent almost 18 years with Eastdil Secured, beginning as an analyst in 2002 and ultimately becoming a Director with a focus on office and retail transactions. Sands has executed over $12.6 billion of transactions, ranging from joint ventures, asset sales and debt placement, both nationally and abroad.

“I am very pleased to be a new member of the JLL Capital Markets team and look forward to utilizing the firm’s well-established and industry-leading retail platform to best serve both current and future clients,” said Sands.

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 and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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