Riaz Cassum

Riaz Cassum

Senior Managing Director, Global Capital Group Leader

Career summary

Riaz is a senior managing director in the JLL Capital Markets, Americas Boston office. He is also a Global Capital Group leader and joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. He focuses primarily on originating debt and equity placement transactions throughout the United States, as well as raising discretionary funds and arranging programmatic joint ventures through his affiliation with HFF Securities.  As a member of JLL Capital Markets, Americas’ Executive Committee, Riaz is responsible for the overall direction of the firm’s national capital markets offices. Throughout his career, he has completed in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions.

Riaz began his career with HFF in 1989 when it was known as Fowler, Goedecke, Ellis & O’Connor, Inc. Prior to that, he was a vice president with Wells Fargo Bank.