Kevin Davis named JLL Americas CEO, Hotels & Hospitality

JLL today announced the appointment of its Senior General Manager, Kevin M. Davies, as CEO of the Americas for its Hotel & Hospitality division.

Davis, who leads the hotel investment banking group at JLL, has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and capital markets industry. Since joining JLL in 2013, he has been involved in more than $20 billion in hotel debt and equity financing.

Kevin Davis

With a deep background in capital markets, he spent 13 years prior to JLL working for commercial real estate groups Merrill Lynch and UBS, as well as co-founding a debt fund company in the wake of the financial crisis.

In these previous roles, he executed more than $10 billion in transactions in hospitality, multi-residential, retail, office and industrial assets. Previously, he worked as a lawyer on Capitol Hill, where he served as a political advisor to members of the House and Senate banking committees.

Widely recognized in the hospitality industry, Davis received the Jack A. Shaffer Award for Financial Advisor of the Year 2019 at the American Lodging Investment Summit, which honors industry leaders who demonstrate outstanding ability to strengthen relationships with clients and strike deals that benefit both parties in a transaction. . .

His appointment underscores JLL’s growing importance to its capital markets business.

“Having the ability to think holistically about a position and offer advice that considers all potential paths to maximizing value for our clients is key to maintaining our competitive advantage. Kevin brings a deep understanding of the entire capital structure and has been involved in every aspect of our business, including sales, financing and hiring Shares of joint ventures, restructurings, recapitalizations, loan sales and foreclosures of UCC,” said Ms Gilda Perez, CEO, Global Hotels and Hospitality. – Alvarado.

Mark Gibson, CEO of Capital Markets Americas, added, “In a world where real estate investing is becoming more complex and lines appear blurring across asset classes, we recognize the importance of offering capital markets products more broadly to our hospitality clients.”

To support the group’s national growth strategy, Jeffrey Davis, Senior Managing Director, will now, in addition to his current role as Co-Head of US Investment Sales Advisors, oversee the development of new hotel and hospitality business in the United States, with an emphasis on deepening engagement and networking with our largest institutional clients.

“Jeff is one of the most well-known and well-respected transaction advisors in the US, his track record of developing client relationships and dealmaking and his knowledge across all services offered on our national platform makes him well-suited to grow all aspects of JLL’s new business development in the US Perez Alvarado added. “I am extremely excited about these key leadership appointments as we look forward to aggressively growing our business and building on our culture of collaboration, communication and innovation.”

JLL . Hotel and Hospitality Group It has completed more transactions than any hotel and hospitality real estate advisor over the past five years, totaling $83 billion worldwide. The group’s global team of 350 people in more than 20 countries has closed more than 7,350 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. Our hotel valuation, brokerage, asset management and advisory services have helped more hotel investors, owners and operators achieve higher returns on their assets than any other real estate advisor in the world.

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