Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated: JLL’s Minneapolis Capital Markets Group Adds Two Retail Specialists

MINNEAPOLIS, January 19, 2022 — JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has hired Senior Principals Matt Hazelton and Cory Villaume to specialize in retail investment sales and advisory transactions in Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Midwest.

With a focus on multi-tenant and net retail sales, Hazelton and Villaume come to JLL from another leading commercial real estate company. During their career, they have been responsible for nearly $1 billion in commercial property dispositions and acquisitions. Their addition to The JLL Capital Markets team in Minneapolis, led by Senior Managing Directors David Berglund and Colin Ryan, fills an important gap in retail services for the office.

“The Minneapolis market has generated tremendous interest from the national investment community and upward pressure on prices,” Hazelton said. “JLL is a market leader in retail brokerage worldwide, and now we can help bring this platform more to Twin Cities investors by having boots on the ground.”

“Since the onset of COVID, we have seen private equity funding sources dramatically increase their appetite for deal size in the Twin Cities,” Villaume added. “JLL gives us the ability to ensure that local market participants see what were previously considered strictly institutional size transactions.”

Reporting to both Berglund and Ryan, Hazelton earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota, and Villaume graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

“David and I are thrilled to welcome this top retail duo to JLL Capital Markets,” said Ryan. “They are the perfect addition to our growing Minneapolis team to help us achieve our ongoing goal of putting the best team on the field to provide the highest level of customer service.”

JLL Capital Markets is a global, full-service provider of capital solutions for property investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth knowledge of the local market and global investors provides the best solutions for clients – whether it is sales and investment advice, debt advice, equity advice or recapitalisation. The firm has more than 3,000 capital markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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