JLL Des Moines hires additional research analyst

Eric Land prompted to Research Manager, Lucas Hedstrom joins as Research Analyst

February 05, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, February 5, 2019 – In today’s fast-paced world, data can be the difference between a client having the necessary tools to secure a profitable sale or lease transaction and not being able to represent that client at all. “Commercial real estate has always been a data game, but our clients are expecting us to utilize technology and provide more data points than ever before,” said Eric Land, a newly promoted Research Manager at JLL Des Moines.

With Eric’s promotion comes a new hire: Lucas Hedstrom is a recent graduate of University of Northern Iowa, where he double majored in finance and real estate. He’s joined the team as a Research Analyst, championing the company’s proprietary proptech platform to better serve our clients.

His first order of business will be to immerse himself in JLL’s Blackbird program, a 3D-mapping web application and methodology that utilizes layers of real estate data and imagery to customize an interactive experience to client requirements. This tool helps the team and clients filter through options, reduce travel and costs and access real-time market data in a virtual environment—all without leaving the office.

Hedstrom brings real-life real estate experience to the team, most recently interning with Situs Real Estate Research Corporation, where he was responsible for engaging in appraisal management and valuation consulting services, analyzing quarterly appraisals, budgets and capital expenditures, reviewing valuation approaches and analyzing executive summaries, cash flows and performing portfolio analytics.

“We’re constantly combing through market data to provide our clients and landlords with the most up-to-date information. With Lucas on board, we can continue to meet our clients’ expectations, get our data out to the market faster and continue to be the leader of technology in commercial real estate,” said Marcus R. Pitts, Managing Director.

Hedstrom is the second new team member to join JLL this year. He joins recent hire Aaron A. Hyde, who heads up the retail practice in Iowa.

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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit