Kevin Wayer

Kevin Wayer

President - Government, Education, Infrastructure and Life Sciences industries

​Current responsibilities

Kevin Wayer is the Division President of JLL’s Government, Education, Infrastructure and Life Sciences industries.

Leading a team of more than 4,300 professionals, Kevin oversees the firm’s Government, Education, Infrastructure and Life Sciences businesses, providing real estate services to life sciences companies and federal, state, county, municipal, education, transit, marine port, defense and not-for-profit entities in the United States.

Kevin is a member of JLL’s Executive team that pursues and executes international public sector assignments in addition to serving on JLL’s Americas Work Dynamics Operations Committee. He also started the firm’s Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Business and sits on the global Sustainability board.


Kevin joined the firm in June 1992. In that time, he has led a variety of strategic initiatives, starting with his co-founding in 1999 of JLL’s government specialty to provide real estate strategy, planning and execution services to public sector clients worldwide.

He co-led strategic planning and innovative execution services for one of the nation’s most successful public-private partnership programs – the U. S. Department of Defense Housing Privatization Initiative for both the U.S Army and U.S. Air Force encompassing over 104,000 homes and $16.2B in capital investment on 66 military installations.

Additionally, in 2005, Kevin pioneered the firm’s services to the U. S. General Services Administration where JLL continues to serve as a National Broker, occupancy advisor and transactions specialist -- a team which has averaged over 147 lease executions encompassing more than $706M in transaction value annually.

Kevin has led development and transaction teams that have served over 200 public-sector and life sciences clients across the United States, many under innovative, multiple-year, partnering-based contracts. Mr. Wayer has also overseen similar client services in Korea, Canada and Australia.

In addition to representing the public and life sciences sectors, Kevin has led businesses and engagement teams that provide strategic real estate advice and transactions expertise to a multitude of Corporate, Investor, Professional Sport Teams and Not-for-Profit clients. 


Kevin earned an M.B.A. (Finance) from DePaul University and a B.S. (Accounting) from the University of Illinois.

He passed the State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant exam.


Kevin is a Senior Representative to the Association of Defense Communities, focused on development issues for local military communities.

He currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Public Development and Infrastructure Council for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He has also served on the Public-Private Partnership (Blue) Council and has participated on ULI Advisory Panels.

Kevin has been featured as a speaker and contributing source to Public-Private Partnership forums focused on housing, mixed-use and historic redevelopment issues.