January 14, 2020 – JLL announced today that Senior Managing Director Greg Brown has been appointed to co-head JLL Capital Markets in its Orange County office. Mr. Brown will lead the Orange County debt and equity placement business alongside Senior Managing Director Sean Deasy, who will continue to oversee the investment advisory platform.
Executive Managing Director Kevin MacKenzie, previously co-head of the Orange County Capital Markets practice, has stepped out of the day-to-day office head responsibility to focus on his current role on the JLL Capital Markets Executive Committee, including his leadership responsibilities for the west coast offices, and active client engagements across the Country
Mr. Brown joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and has more than 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He has been involved in more than $4 billion in multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and hospitality transactions during his tenure with HFF. Mr. Brown is an active leader within the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) having previously served as the Chair of the Young Professionals Program (YPG) and currently sits on the NAIOP SoCal Board of Directors. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at the business schools at both USC and UC Irvine and is actively involved with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
“We are excited to promote another leader within our firm, and Greg embodies the qualities we look for as a servant leader and top-of-class capital markets expert,” MacKenzie noted. “This is consistent with our firm’s philosophy of developing the best leaders, proven over time and repetition, then providing them opportunities to elevate their career while furthering the firm’s growth. We continue to focus on our player-coach model, putting the client’s interest first, and utilizing the best team on the field approach in all circumstances.”