News release

Veteran multi-housing brokers join JLL Capital Markets in Atlanta

John Weber and Bill Shippen to lead multi-housing investment advisory in the Atlanta area and Southeast

March 10, 2021

ATLANTA, Mar. 10, 2021 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that John Weber and Bill Shippen have joined the firm’s Atlanta office focused on multi-housing investment advisory transactions in the Atlanta area and greater southeastern United States. Kym Seaborn also joins the team as an Operations Manager.

Mr. Weber, who joins JLL as a Senior Managing Director, has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He will oversee the Southeast multi-housing investment advisory team, including Vic Ciancetta in Atlanta and Ian Anderson and Anne McGinn in Nashville. During the course of his career, he’s closed more than $13 billion in transactions. He was a founding partner of Atlanta-based Apartment Realty Advisors, which was later acquired by BGC Partners/Newmark Knight Frank, where he fulfilled the position of Vice Chairman and spent the bulk of his career. Mr. Weber is an active member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He resides in Atlanta where he is actively involved in several charitable organizations, including Atlanta Dream Center and he is the former president, now board member, of Northside Athletes Foundation.

Mr. Shippen joins JLL as a Managing Director with more than 20 years of experience in the multi-housing industry. He specializes in large scale, value-add multi-housing properties that benefit from repositioning and redevelopment strategies. Prior to joining JLL, he was a Principal at Apartment Realty Advisors and an Executive Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank. Mr. Shippen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science in Real Estate from George State University. He formerly served as the President of the Real Estate Alumni Club at GSU and is an active member of the ACBR, the BSA and various civic and social organizations in Atlanta.

“John and I have known each other for many years and share the same beliefs around building a collaborative culture with a team-mentality, client-first focus,” said Ed Coco, Senior Managing Director and co-lead of JLL’s Atlanta Capital Markets practice. “I’m really looking forward to building and mentoring a young dynamic team by leveraging the relationships us as senior leaders have in the multi-housing industry and continuing to build upon the strong platform we already have in place.”

“Multi-housing has remained a favored asset class throughout the pandemic posting record volumes in 2020,” said Matthew Lawton, Executive Managing Director and co-lead of JLL’s National Capital Markets Investment Advisory Platform. “With the addition of John and Bill, and our recent multi-housing debt team addition in Los Angeles, JLL is positioned to provide our clients best-in-class service in this growing sector as the capital markets continue to rebound post-COVID.”

JLL has over 135 dedicated multi-housing professionals in more than 30 markets across the U.S.

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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