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JLL Appoints New Canada Capital Markets Lead

Senior investment sales broker Matt Picken joins firm as Managing Director

​TORONTO, June 09, 2015 – In response to the growing demand for Capital Markets expertise in Canada, JLL today announced the firm has hired Matt Picken to lead the firm's Capital Markets platform in Canada. Picken joins the team as a Managing Director and will be based out of JLL's Downtown Toronto office. Picken is charged with broadening the firm's client service offerings, including investment sales and advisory, structured finance, and debt and equity across Canada.

Picken will grow and manage the local Greater Toronto Area's Capital Markets practice, sourcing and executing transactions within the region while providing oversight and assistance to JLL's Capital Markets professionals across the country. He joins an already robust service offering including debt and equity financing, advisory and appraisal services and retail investment sales expertise. 

"Matt is one of the most respected investment sales experts in the country and brings immediate relevance and cache to our growing Capital Markets business," said Brett Miller, President of JLL Canada. "His strong leadership skills will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality of service to our clients."

Added Steve Collins, President of America's Capital Markets, "Canadians are the leading foreign investor into the United States and, as such, deserve the best and the brightest JLL can provide. Matt brings a stellar reputation and strong synergies to our Capital Markets practice that will provide immediate value to our clients both in Canada and across the Americas."

Picken comes to JLL from Brookfield Financial, bringing over 16 years of experience in real estate investment sales. He's been involved in more than $6 billion in transactions since 1999. Prior to Brookfield, Picken worked as a Vice President at RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group. He holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Western Ontario, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Toronto NAIOP, for which he was the Chapter President in 2014.

In addition, the firm has hired Jenny Daly as a Vice President with JLL's Capital Markets in Toronto.  She has 10 years of experience in real estate advisory, brokerage and appraisal services. Prior to joining JLL, Daly worked on the investment brokerage team at Brookfield Financial, where she was involved in the underwriting and marketing of office, industrial, and retail investment properties, as well as residential and mixed use development land. Daly also worked at a boutique appraisal firm in Toronto, where she focused on appraisal and consultancy projects involving all classes of commercial real estate.

Daly holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin and a BSc. (Hons) in Real Estate from Dublin Institute of Technology. She is also a Chartered Valuation Surveyor (RICS), a designated member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI) and a member of the Real Estate Committee of the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

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 2014 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $118 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm's Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,700 specialists, operating all over the globe.

JLL is Canada's fastest growing commercial real estate firm. JLL has two offices in Toronto, with the headquarters located downtown. The firm also operates in, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. JLL manages more than 50 million square feet of facilities across Canada. The firm offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, occupier strategies and solutions, advisory and appraisal services, debt capital markets and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada. 

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. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 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