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JLL’s D.C. Capital Markets team appoints multi-housing co-lead

Bret Thompson has joined the firm to co-lead the multi-housing investment sales and advisory practice alongside Senior Director Robert Jenkins

December 01, 2021

Kimberly Steele

Capital Markets, Agency Leasing and Valuation Advisory PR
+1 713 852 3420

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 1, 2021JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has hired Bret Thompson as a Senior Director in its Washington, D.C. office. Thompson will co-lead the multi-housing investment sales and advisory practice alongside Senior Director Robert Jenkins.

Thompson has more than 11 years of commercial real estate experience and joins JLL from a national commercial real estate firm where he was a Senior Vice President focused on multifamily investment sales and equity capitalizations of properties and portfolios in the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to that, he spent five years as an Associate Director at HFF, which was later acquired by JLL in 2019. He is an active member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and is a graduate of Duke University, where he was also a member of the Duke University NCAA Division I Lacrosse team.

“Multi-housing continues to be a very active and appealing property type for investors,” said Jamie Leachman, Senior Managing Director and co-head of JLL’s Capital Markets team in Washington, D.C. “We are really excited to have Bret back on our team and look forward to the contributions Bret and Robert will make to grow JLL’s market share in the D.C. metro.”

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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