News release

JLL Welcomes New Capital Markets Lead in Vancouver

Kirk Kuester joins JLL Canada as Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

January 28, 2021

VANCOUVER, January 28, 2021 – JLL is pleased to announce that Kirk Kuester has joined the company as Executive Vice President of the Capital Markets business line in British Columbia. Kuester will be responsible for the growth and leadership of the practice in Vancouver.   

“We are thrilled to add a seasoned and recognized team member such as Kirk to our Canadian Capital Markets business line,” said Matt Picken, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for JLL Canada. “Metro Vancouver continues to be a resilient and attractive market for local, national and global capital and I look forward to collaborating with Kirk in expanding our service offering and market share.”

Prior to joining JLL, Kuester was Executive Managing Director of a leading commercial real estate services firm where he held a regional responsibility and led a team of over 200 people that facilitated many of the region’s larger and more notable sale and lease transactions.

Kuester’s career in commercial real estate spans over 30 years, where he began as a capital markets advisor and was consistently recognized as a top performer by delivering market leading debt and equity alternatives to his many clients.  He then spent 17 years building and leading a large and successful fully integrated commercial real estate brokerage. A proven and accomplished leader, Kuester is market facing and known for his vast network of relationships, market knowledge as well as his commitment to innovation, employee engagement, service excellence and growth.

“I am very excited about the unique opportunity to be able to combine my expertise and experience with JLL’s world class brand and platform in resuming a direct capital markets practise, building a high performance client focused team and being able to directly influence the success of our clients with market leading insights, advice and solutions,” said Kuester.

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, joint venture, debt or equity financing, advisory or a corporate recapitalization.

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