Whitaker Leonhardt

Whitaker Leonhardt

Senior Director, Capital Markets

Career summary 

Whitaker is a senior director in the Orlando office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He came to JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and has more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate. Whitaker is primarily responsible for originating and executing retail investment advisory throughout the southeastern United States. He has been involved in more than $1.3 billion in sales and financing transactions. 

Whitaker joined HFF in October 2012. Before that, he was the director of investment sales and leasing at Crossman & Company, where he focused on property dispositions and project leasing. 

He was selected by the ICSC Foundation as the 2013 Fiala Fellow, a year-long fellowship which recognizes an outstanding professional under the age of 35 who demonstrates a commitment to retail real estate and has the potential to make a lasting contribution to the industry. Whitaker is past chair of the ICSC Next Generation Leadership Board, has an MSRE from University of Florida and is a member of the Bergstrom Council supporting the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate.