JLL bolsters Boston Capital Markets multifamily platform

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Niko Skiadas

BOSTON – JLL announced a significant addition to strengthen its full-service New England Capital Markets platform. Adding to its existing expertise across the office, industrial, lab and retail sectors, the firm welcomes Executive Vice Presidents Niko Skiadas and Dan Dretler to co-lead its Capital Markets, Multifamily platform across the New England region.

Niko Skiadas

Together, Niko and Dan bring a wealth of institutional investment management experience across sales, debt financing and equity placement. They are being reunited at JLL after having previously worked together for over 10 years at Colony Capital in Boston. There, Skiadas, an acquisitions chief, and Dretler, who oversaw dispositions and portfolio management, teamed for over $5 billion in transaction activity, of which approximately $2 billion was multifamily.

“Niko and Dan have a proven track record of success throughout their 20-plus year careers and bring diverse perspectives to our team,” said Frank Petz, JLL Managing Director and lead of New England Capital Markets. “They’ve been on the front lines of the buying, selling, development and finance sides of our industry and can uniquely appreciate what it’s like to be in our clients’ shoes, because they’ve actually been our clients. Niko and Dan are natural fits for the culture we’ve established here, and we’re excited to have them as a critical element of our integrated team.”

Added JLL New England Market Director Jim Tierney, “Niko and Dan are admired real estate practitioners and respected thought leaders. Adding them to our team will create many more opportunities to serve our clients and provide even more momentum for the growth of our business. We are delighted they are now colleagues and eager to get to work.”

Dan Dretler

“We’re thrilled to join a team with such depth of talent and diversity of experience,” said Skiadas. “That’s particularly important to us given that key signals for multifamily often come from other places across the real estate spectrum, including office leasing and retail sales. Having all of that great expertise and information in-house will enable us to better understand those signals, something we look forward to leveraging to the benefit of our clients.”

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 2017 alone, the firm’s 2,000 Capital Markets specialists completed $170 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally.