Chris Drew is a Senior Managing Director and co-head of the Miami office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition with more than a decade of commercial real estate experience. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Miami office and for arranging joint venture equity, preferred equity, mezzanine financing and senior level financing for real estate assets located throughout the United States. During his career, Chris has completed more than $10 billion in real estate transactions. Chris also sits on the JLL Capital Markets Group’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.
Chris joined HFF in 2010. Prior to that, he was a senior associate in the Capital Markets Group at Cushman and Wakefield for five years. He has also held positions at Pro Access, Inc., a sports marketing firm, and at the New York Mets Baseball Organization.
“For professionals entering the workplace, student loans can be a huge impediment to selecting a career in commercial real estate and specifically within capital markets,” Drew says. “Statistically, underrepresented groups, including women, carry the biggest student loan burden, and we don’t want to overlook this massive talent pool.”18 November 2021
"We've hired a number of folks, but we're understaffed — everyone's having that issue," Chris Drew, senior managing director and co-head of JLL Capital Markets' Miami office, said in an interview. "But we’re fortunate that we have three or four really senior analysts that were able to absorb a lot of that workload."18 November 2021