Louis Molinini

Louis Molinini

Americas PDS Variable Lead

​​​​Current responsibilities:

Louis Molinini is the Americas PDS Variable Business Lead at JLL. In his new role, he is responsible for P&L management and leading teams driving growth, sales, and project execution for the PDS variable business. 

Louis collaborates closely with market colleagues to achieve top-level performance in every market. He also aligns with the Americas Brokerage Operating Council through a senior Operating Council member to enable integration, organizational development partnership, and performance optimization across geographies and teams.

Louis previously led the Project and Development Services group in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In this role, he directed and managed complex real estate development projects across all market sectors. 

Louis possesses extensive experience in developing projects for corporate office and hospitality clients in the Baltimore and Washington, DC metropolitan area. His responsibilities included determining project feasibility, establishing project strategies, modeling financial returns, assembling consultant teams, directing the entitlement process, and managing the design and construction process. 

Additionally, Louis collaborated with other real estate professionals to ensure strategic leasing and management of developed properties.


  • The Darcy, Washington, DC: Brand conversion from DoubleTree to Curio Collection including complete renovation of all guestrooms, public areas, F&B and core and shell improvements including façade, roof, and MEP infrastructure
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA: Extensive 900-key whole building re-position including renovation of guestrooms, lobby, ballrooms, meeting rooms, atrium, and two restaurants to meeting space conversions
  • Embassy Suites DC, Washington, DC: Extensive 360-key whole building re-positioning including partial brand conversion to timeshare, guestroom renovation, lobby and F&B complete replacement
  • Mason & Rook, Washington, DC: Extensive 180-key whole building re-positioning including brand conversion, guestroom renovation, public space renovation, building addition including new lobby and ballroom space, new rooftop pool and amenity space
  • Grand Hyatt Washington Lobby Renovation, Washington, DC: Extensive lobby and F&B re-positioning including all public space and food and beverage outlets, new meeting space, replacement of lagoon and atrium in-fill to create more lounge space
  • RL Baltimore, Balitmore, MD: Conversion of office building into hotel and new brand roll-out including 130-keys plus lobby, public space, infrastructure, façade, and F&B outlet
  • JW Marriott, Washington, DC: Extensive guestroom renovation of 750-key hotel including tub to shower conversions, FF&E replacement, FCU replacement, ADA compliance upgrades, and club lounge
  • Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA: 518-key soft goods guestroom renovation including club lounge
  • Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC: Extensive guestroom renovation of 898-key hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Washington, Washington, DC: Renovation of 834-key hotel including guestrooms, suites, ADA compliance upgrades, Regency Club, and meeting rooms
  • W Hotel, Washington, DC: Design and complete building modernization oversight of 100 year old hotel with 314-guest rooms, 5-star steakhouse restaurant, and a rooftop nightclub with restaurant
  • Confidential Project: Management of 90,000 s.f. build-to-suit for bio-tech client with 40,000 s.f. of clean room
  • National Geographic, Washington, DC: Renovation and consolidation of 500,000 s.f. of headquarters space
  • National Geographic, Washington, DC: Renovation and consolidation of 500,000 s.f. of headquarters space
  • Ellucian, Reston, VA: Relocation of 100,000 s.f. of headquarters space
  • Noblis, Reston, VA: Relocation of 160,000 s.f. of headquarters space
  • CNSI, Rockville, MD: Consolidation of 120,000 s.f
  • Pandora Jewelry, Baltimore, MD: Relocation of 90,000 s.f. headquarters to Baltimore and build-out of 60,000 s.f. distribution center in Columbia, MD
  • Rohde & Schwarz, Columbia, MD: 55,000 s.f. headquarters build to suit in Columbia, MD
  • ARC, Arlington, VA: 75,000 s.f. headquarters consolidation
  • ICF, Rockville, MD: Consolidation of three sites into 120,000 s.f. LEED CI Platinum Certification
  • ICF, Fairfax, VA: Program management for the phased renovation of 300,000 s.f. of headquarters office space
  • Lafarge North America, Reston, VA: Relocation of 64,000 s.f. headquarters, LEED CI Gold Certification

Key transactions:

  • Airlines Reporting Corporation (2010) – relocation, 68,000rsf in Arlington, VA
  • Lafarge North American Headquarters (2010) – relocation, 64,000 rsf LEED CI Gold Certification in Reston, VA.
  • ICF Consulting Group (2009 - 2011) – expansion and renewal, 300,000rsf in Fairfax, VA
  • W Hotel, Washington, DC (2009) – hotel renovation, 314 guest rooms, 5-star steakhouse restaurant and rooftop nightclub and restaurant in Washington, DC
  • The Teaching Company (2009) – relocation, 48,000 rsf of commercial office and high-definition recording studios in Chantilly, VA
  • Serco (2008) – relocation, 92,000 rsf in Reston, VA
  • Rolls Royce North America (2008) – relocation, 75,000 rsf in Reston, VA
  • Northrop Grumman Information Technology (2006-7) – new development, 191,000 sf and 101,000sf Data Centers and Regional Office Buildings in Virginia

Education and affiliations:

Louis holds a Masters of Science degree in Commercial Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University and an Industrial Systems Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Louis is a registered professional mechanical engineer in the State of Virginia and a former voting member of ASHRAE SSPC 90.1 “Energy Code Committee”. He co-authored Optimization of Air Handling Systems in Federal Facilities, Engineered Systems, Vol. 21, No. 4, April 2004, p. 39 and was a contributing author for the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.