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JLL Bolsters Financing Expertise in Seattle

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L-R: Ray Allen, Valerie Weatherly, Drew Heitstuman

Ray Allen joins JLL as Managing Director

SEATTLE, February 9, 2017 – Seattle continues to prove it is one of the nation’s top markets for commercial real estate investment. To facilitate financings for those transactions, JLL today announced Ray Allen has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Allen will arrange and place debt across all industry sectors and work closely with JLL’s existing financing experts in Seattle, including Seth Heikkila, Senior Vice President.

“Adding Ray to our team enables us to deliver full service portfolio analysis and strategic consulting to all our clients,” said David Young, Managing Director. “His financing experience for a number of different property types further positions the firm as a market leader in the Pacific Northwest and we are looking forward to bringing a broader skillset to our clients.”

Allen comes to JLL from a leading real estate investment firm where he was responsible for securing commercial debt financing for an array of property types as a Vice President of Capital Markets. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business from Washington State University.

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.

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About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with, as of December 31, 2015, revenue of $6.0 billion and fee revenue of $5.2 billion, more than 280 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 70,000. On behalf of its clients, the company provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. As of September 30, 2016, its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.7 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.