News release

Office experts added to JLL’s Value and Risk Advisory platform

Nick Askew and Tom Jeffries join the group as the sector sees an increase in demand

October 16, 2023

Kristen Murphy

Capital Markets, Hotels & Hospitality and Value & Risk Advisory PR
+1 617 848 1572

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2023 – JLL’s Value and Risk Advisory platform announced today that it has hired Nick Askew as a Director in Dallas, Texas, and Tom Jeffries as an Executive Director in Denver, Colorado. The duo will focus on office and mixed-use value and risk advisory assignments in their respective markets as part of the group’s U.S. office sector team led by Senior Managing Director Adam Dembowitz.

“It’s critical for clients to have real time insights into current office values as well as what potential risks may be forthcoming for the asset class,” said Dembowitz. “We are thrilled to add Nick and Tom to the team to be able to meet this client demand and continue to grow and service new clients, especially in the institutional arena.”

Askew joins JLL from BBG, Inc. where he worked in a similar capacity performing valuations across a wide range of commercial real estate both locally in Dallas and nationally. He is an active member of The Real Estate Council Young Guns and Appraisal Institute. Askew graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jeffries has more than 18 years of experience in commercial real estate spanning a variety of underwriting, mortgage banking, consulting and valuation services. He spent over six years managing the Rocky Mountain region for Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory group servicing major institutional clients. Jeffries is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute, an Accredited Senior Appraiser for the American Society of Appraisers and is active in the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.

JLL Value and Risk Advisory is the essential guide to the changing face of real estate values and risk. Our expert value and risk specialists are here to help investors and lenders identify, mitigate and monitor risk, and optimize real estate values across all sectors and geographies.

2,500 experts in over 35 countries analyze $3 trillion of real estate, delivering actionable risk and value insights, so investors and lenders stay ahead in the market. A global community of sector-based specialists, the team delivers tailored client solutions for your real estate and business asset interests, giving an accurate picture of value and risk across any opportunity.

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