Matthew Lawton

Executive Managing Director, Capital Markets at JLL
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Matthew is an Executive Managing Director in JLL Capital Markets, Americas’ Chicago office. He joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition in July 2019 and has more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, including investment advisory and equity placement. As a member of JLL’s U.S. Capital Markets Executive Committee, Matthew is responsible for the overall direction of the group’s national offices. He also serves as co-leader of JLL’s U.S. Capital Markets Investment Advisory Group. JLL and HFF’s combined U.S. Capital Markets volume for 2019 totaled more than $170 billion, of which approximately $61 billion was in the multi-housing arena.

Matthew specializes in the capitalization of investment real estate and multi-market portfolios through direct sales and structured transactions. During the course of his career, Matthew has represented more than 200 different companies in excess of 1,000 transactions totaling more than $30 billion in consideration, across all property sectors and regions of the United States.

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  • On buyer interest in downtown multifamily rentals - "some assets in Midtown Miami are signing 50 to 80 leases a month, three times what you would expect in a normal lease-up. It's dramatic. The economy is opening back up. People are moving back downtown to the urban cores, and workers are re-engaging at the office." Real Estate Alert, May 26, 2021

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