News release

Mark Stern joins JLL Capital Markets Midwest team

Stern bring more than 20 years of acquisitions experience to the growing Midwest team 


August 31, 2020

CHICAGO, August 31, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that Mark Stern has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Chicago office. Mr. Stern will be an integral part of the growing Midwest multi-housing team where he will focus on investment advisory transactions across the entire Midwest region.

Mr. Stern has more than 20 years of commercial real estate industry experience and joins JLL from a private investment advisory firm where he led the real estate acquisitions team. Prior to that, he led several teams at Waterton, a leading real estate investing and property management company, where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. He has extensive experience sourcing acquisitions for these firms and has been personally involved in securing more than $2 billion of acquisitions throughout his career. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute’s Multifamily Green Council and serves as the Membership Chair. Mr. Stern received his bachelors’ degree in Political Economy at The Colorado College.

“We are excited to welcome Mark to our Midwest multi-housing team,” Matthew Lawton, Executive Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets noted. “He brings a deep knowledge base to our existing team and will be a critical component to the continued growth of our already dominant market share.”

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 advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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