Joel Mendes

Joel Mendes

Senior Director, Capital Markets

Current Responsibilities

Career summary
Joel is a Senior Director in the Columbus office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. Joel assists owners and operators nationwide with the financing and disposition of independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. Joel’s focus is on debt, equity, and investment sales advisory services for the acquisition, disposition, refinancing, construction, or renovation of seniors housing assets.

Joel has originated, structured, or underwritten more than 100 commercial real estate transactions and has focused on the seniors housing and care industry since 2007. Joel is also a frequent speaker and panel moderator, having led discussions at events ranging from NIC conferences to state health care associations to lender conventions.

Joel joined JLL in 2015 through JLL’s acquisition of Oak Grove Capital. Prior to joining Oak Grove Capital in 2012, Joel was a Vice President in Red Capital Group’s seniors housing, FHA/HUD, and balance sheet lending divisions. Joel began his career by completing formal credit training at LaSalle Bank in Chicago, followed by working in LaSalle’s commercial real estate lending division.