Jeff Hawkins

Jeff Hawkins

Managing Director

Current responsibilities
Jeff Hawkins is a managing director with JLL Capital Markets providing capital raising, strategic advisory, investment banking and mergers & acquisitions services in the Americas.

Working closely with Capital Markets teams across sectors, Jeff leads large, strategic capital raises including programmatic joint ventures, recapitalizations and fund raises that facilitate the growth strategies of JLL's clients. 

In addition, Jeff is responsible for advising private real estate companies, public REITs and institutional investors globally on a broad range of strategic and entity-level transactions, company sale and buy-side transactions, mergers, take-privates, entity-level equity investments and other strategic situations.


  • Capital Markets
  • Capital Raising
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment Banking

Jeff brings over 22 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, capital markets and consulting. 

Jeff has been responsible for raising over $750 million of equity capital and structured debt on behalf of his commercial real estate clients and has been involved in over $1 billion of real estate transactions. 

His experience includes advising numerous real estate investment companies on capital raising, M&A, initial public offerings, strategic planning, marketing and investor relations.

Prior to joining JLL, Jeff provided capital markets services through his own company. Before entering real estate capital markets, Jeff worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. and in mergers and acquisitions at Deutsche Bank Securities where he provided capital advisory and transaction services to private equity firms and public corporations.

Jeff holds a BS in Engineering from Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

He holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses, and works within JLL’s broker dealer, JLL Securities LLC.