Jones Lang LaSalle hired three long-standing industry experts to lead its Americas real estate investment banking (REIB) business and assume executive leadership roles for the company’s Americas capital markets business.
Thomas O. Fish, Michael J. Melody and Thomas J. Melody will steer the company’s Americas REIB business as executive managing directors. The trio will partner with Americas capital markets president Jay Koster and the capital markets leadership team to help drive the expansion of the company’s overall Americas capital markets business. They will focus on expanding and driving a REIB business that currently has a foothold in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., with an emphasis on helping create a fully integrated investment sales and REIB business across the Americas. They all will be based in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Houston office.
Recently departed CB Richard Ellis, and with more than 75 years experience between them, the trio has been responsible for the completion of debt and equity transactions over the past decade. The three principals have a long history operating as strategic partners, with the Melodys having formerly helped build L.J. Melody in its pre-CBRE days. Fish joined the team in 1996 upon CB Commercial’s acquisition of L.J. Melody. Collectively, following the acquisition, they helped develop L.J. Melody into one of the nation’s largest real estate investment banking firms. L.J. Melody & Company changed its name to CBRE Melody in 2005. Each served as vice chairmen of CBRE, and individually held various positions during their CBRE tenure including co-CEOs of the debt and equity finance group, president of CBRE Capital and head of the Southwest Region for the debt and equity finance group. -PR Newswire