JLL announced Mike Easter has joined the firm as an Executive Vice President. Easter will focus on the sale and financing of multifamily assets in the Orange County and San Diego region.
He will report to International Director Brian Kelleher and partner with Managing Director Darcy Miramontes to grow the firm's multifamily expertise in southern California.
"Demand for multifamily assets in Orange County and San Diego has remained strong as investors look toward markets in the West where job growth continues to flourish," said Kelleher. "Mike's strong background and versatile skill set with both sales and financings will bolster our already strong multifamily presence in Southern California."
Easter has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience and joins JLL from a leading global commercial real estate firm. During his career he has completed more than $2.5 billion in multifamily transactions including investment sales, debt and structured finance placements, and joint venture equity raises.
Easter holds a Master's degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado.
JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2015 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $140 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm's Capital Markets team comprises more than 2,000 specialists, operating all over the globe.