News release

Weir and Leachman named to co-lead JLL Capital Markets in D.C.

Weir to lead the office’s investment advisory business and Leachman will oversee the debt and equity placement platform 

March 03, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mar. 3, 2021 – JLL announced today that Senior Managing Directors Andrew Weir and Jamie Leachman have been appointed to co-head JLL Capital Markets in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Weir will lead the Washington, D.C. investment sales advisory platform and Mr. Leachman will oversee the debt and equity placement business.

Mr. Weir joined HFF in 2004, which was then acquired by JLL in July 2019. He has more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience.  During his career, he has successfully closed more than $22 billion of office investment sales, recapitalizations, and portfolio transactions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and MBA in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Wisconsin. 

Mr. Leachman joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition in July 2019 and has more than 16 years of experience in the commercial mortgage banking industry. During the course of his career, he has been involved in more than $10 billion of debt and equity transactions, specializing in multi-housing properties and portfolios in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Mr. Leachman holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Virginia.

“Jamie and Andrew are integral members of our Washington, D.C. team, as well as nationally,” said Jim Meisel, Senior Managing Director and former co-lead of JLL Capital Markets Washington, D.C. “Both exemplify what we look for in leaders for this company and we are excited to transfer the reigns, so to speak, to the next generation.”

“Jamie and I are tremendously honored to take over as co-heads of the Washington, D.C. office and we owe a debt of gratitude to both Stephen Conley and Jim Meisel for their leadership, mentorship and guidance over the last several years,” said Weir. 

Leachman added, “We look forward to continuing to grow upon JLL’s position as the top capital markets intermediary in the industry with creative solutions for our clients in this ever-changing real estate landscape.”

Stephen Conley and Jim Meisel, former co-leads of JLL Capital Markets Washington, D.C., will remain with the firm as top-performing producers for the group. Conley also sits on the JLL Capital Markets Executive Committee Council, which is responsible for providing national direction and leadership to the entire Capital Markets business.

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 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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