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JLL Capital Markets Affordable Housing Production Team Hires Leif Olsen


DENVER, May 31, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets today announced that it has welcomed its Director Leif Olsen to its affordable housing production team. Olsen is based in the Denver office and reports to Senior Managing Director Angela Kelcher, who leads the National Affordable Housing Platform.

Olsen will focus on creating debt and providing capital markets solutions to sponsors, both locally and nationally, to further support the growth of JLL’s affordable housing business.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to join JLL’s growing affordable debt platform,” Olsen said. “I look forward to working with other industry stakeholders to find creative solutions to address the nation’s affordable housing crisis.”

Olsen joins JLL after nearly six years as Assistant Vice President of Affordable Origins at Lument Capital, formerly known as Hunt Real Estate Capital. In this role, he originated multi-unit loans securitized by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD and successfully managed more than 100 affordable transactions from prequalification to closing. Prior to this role, he served as Senior FHA Underwriting Analyst at Walker & Dunlop. Olsen attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.

“Adding value to our customers starts with attracting top talent and developing the deep expertise of JLL’s affordable housing team,” Kelcher said. “JLL excels in strategic partnerships, innovative structures and the use of technology to serve the affordable housing industry.”

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 best-in-class solutions to its clients, whether it is investment and sales advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or recapitalization . The firm has more than 3,000 capital markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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