JLL doubles down on commitment to public sector and investment in its Public Institutions team

Lindsay Stowell joins Public Institutions group as Senior Vice President to serve government and higher education clients

September 19, 2018

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2018 – Smart, efficient spending is a priority across all industries, but even more so in the public sector where budgets are funded by taxpayers’ dollars. To advise civic institutions on how to find savings through real estate efficiencies, JLL welcomes Lindsay Stowell as Senior Vice President, Public Institutions. 

This appointment comes on the heels of three recent vice president appointments that have bolstered JLL’s Public Institutions group, with Steve Garven joining to bring Public Institutions services to the Southwest, Nicholas Gabel complementing efforts in the West and Martine Combal leading accounts in Washington, D.C. 

Based in Chicago, Stowell will work with clients in the government and public higher education sectors across the U.S., advising on all aspects of large-scale public sector projects, including development, construction, finance, legal document review and property management. She will also provide leadership for the development and implementation of special projects, new initiatives and innovations based on key strategic client goals. 

“Lindsay will apply her vast experience to help our clients navigate the complex real estate requirements unique to the public sector,” said Christopher Roth, Chief Operating Officer, Public Institutions, JLL. “With real estate and occupancy costs among the top line items in most public sector budgets, a strategic and intentional approach to real estate can create value. Lindsay will enhance our team’s ability to deliver high-quality strategy and services that improve our government and public university clients’ bottom lines.”

Stowell has more than 16 years of finance and consulting experience, including commercial and financial transaction structuring, deal negotiation, feasibility analysis, financial modeling and analysis, and valuation. Prior to joining JLL, Stowell was a Director in the infrastructure advisory practice at KPMG, where she was the higher education sector lead, responsible for leading teams in the implementation of strategic assignments and project finance-based transactions. Stowell also served as a finance specialist on the public-private partnerships (P3) team at the International Finance Corporation, advising government clients on emerging markets P3 transactions in the infrastructure sector.

Stowell earned a master’s degree in international relations and international economics from Johns Hopkins University. Her bachelor’s degree is in finance from the University of Illinois.

JLL’s Public Institutions group identifies and implements strategies that allow public sector organizations to fully leverage their real property in close alignment with their organizational missions. 

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