News release

JLL Capital Markets welcomes veteran Phoenix multi-housing team

Brian Smuckler, Jeff Seaman, Derek Smigiel and Bryson Fricke have joined the firm and will focus on multi-housing investment sales advisory transactions throughout the Phoenix MSA

March 06, 2024

Jenna Sharp

Capital Markets PR
+1 214 438 6450

PHOENIX, March 6, 2024 –  JLL Capital Markets announced today that Senior Managing Directors Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman and Senior Directors Derek Smigiel and Bryson Fricke have joined the firm’s multi-housing investment sales advisory team in Phoenix.

The team will focus on multi-housing investment sales across the investment spectrum, including private capital and institutional transactions. The team will report to Senior Managing Directors Ben Geelan and Brad Miner, who serve as co-leads of the Phoenix office with JLL Capital Markets.

“The addition of Brian, Jeff, Derek and Bryson, established leaders in the Phoenix multi-housing investment sales sector, shows our commitment to providing our clients with a market-leading suite of multi-housing services. We are thrilled to welcome the team to JLL Capital Markets,” said Ben Geelan, Senior Managing Director, Phoenix Office Co-Head.

Prior to joining JLL, the team was a part of CBRE’s Phoenix Multifamily Investment Properties team. Most recently, Smuckler and Seaman held the positions of Executive Vice Presidents and co-leads of the team, and Smigiel and Fricke served as Senior Vice Presidents. The team successfully completed over 700 transactions, totalling over $3.5 billion, and within the past three years, they have closed 164 transactions and more than $1.8 billion in total consideration. The team members bring more than 70 years of overall industry experience. 

“We are excited for this highly dynamic team to join us in Phoenix. This is another win in our national recruiting efforts aimed at hiring the top teams in high transaction markets and bringing them all together under our nationally integrated platform to best serve our clients’ interest. This team adds to the 18 other multi-housing producers we recruited in 2023 alone, and we look forward to our clients benefitting from this momentum as we continue to grow our best-in-class team,” said Kevin MacKenzie, Executive Managing Director, National Production Leader.

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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