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Long-time Denver Capital Markets Office Head Passes Torch to Next-Gen Leaders

JLL Capital Markets announced this week that long-time Denver office head Eric Tupler will transition the day-to-day office leadership to next-generation leaders, Senior Managing Directors Leon McBroom and Peter Merrion. The duo oversees the region’s Investment Sales and Advisory, and Debt and Equity Advisory platforms and is responsible for overall strategic vision for the office, including team building and growth of the capital markets business.

Leon McBroom
Peter Merrion

Tupler, an Executive Managing Director, will focus on his current role on the JLL Capital Markets Executive Committee Council, which is comprised of veteran producers who have moved off day-to-day leadership roles, yet remain active in serving their clients and providing strategic planning for the overall capital markets business. Tupler formed the Denver capital markets team at HFF in 2012 and led the group through the acquisition by JLL in 2019. During this time, Tupler has successfully grown the team from three employees to 47 producers and staff and has been involved in more than $25 billion in commercial real estate transactions.

“When I opened this office in 2012, the goal was always to grow the business from the ground up, establish the business and then transition it over to the next generation of leaders,” Tupler said. “I feel very fortunate to pass the torch to two individuals who truly exemplify what we look for in leaders – people who want to spend as much time off the field helping others win business as they do in maintaining their client relationships and production. I’m looking forward to continuing to mentor the younger members of our team and provide more strategic direction and advisory to the group, not only locally but on a national level as well.”

McBroom, who was appointed to the co-lead role in 2021 and Merrion, who transitioned into the role in June 2023, all joined JLL through its acquisition of HFF. Together, they have more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, closing more than $10 billion in commercial real estate transactions.  

“Our day-to-day role of executing on behalf of our clients doesn’t change. However, in addition to client service, our leadership roles include team building and growing the office, growing the office revenue channels and liaising with our leadership group more broadly,” Merrion added. “This adds another level of complexity to the job, which is both intellectually stimulating and challenging at the same time.”

“As we both evolved through our careers, this was an opportunity to grow into something more strategic and be directly involved in the success of the capital markets business,” McBroom stated. “Tup laid the foundation for this group and we’re excited for him to still be a part of the office as a producer, and to mentor and leverage his career in order to help our younger leaders grow.” 

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 investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

Rocky Mountain Communities Hires Jessica Patterson as Vice President of Finance

Denver-based affordable housing nonprofit Rocky Mountain Communities (RMC) has hired Jessica Patterson as vice president of finance. Patterson brings more than 12 years of experience in accounting, finance and low-income housing to the organization.

Jessica Patterson

“Jessica’s past experience in corporate environments with a focus on low income housing will greatly benefit RMC,” said Mark Marshall, CEO of Rocky Mountain Communities. “We are excited to have Jessica join our leadership team as RMC grows its portfolio to help house more families and individuals across the state of Colorado.” 

As Vice President of Finance, Patterson will oversee all finance and accounting functions for RMC, including owning annual budgets, overseeing cash management, structuring and negotiating loan and partnership documents, managing partnerships in cooperation with legal counsel, annual audits and more. 

Patterson’s accomplishments include providing core leadership and infrastructure development, achieving consistent growth and promotion, and specializing in directing servicing for a more than $2 billion low-income multifamily syndicated bond portfolio owned by Freddie Mac. Patterson is adept at financial management, accounting, debt servicing, compliance, and leadership to drive operational excellence and ensure financial health.

Prior to joining Rocky Mountain Communities, for the last eleven years Patterson worked for Alden Torch and Pacific Servicing, LLC.  She has targeted experience with multifamily, housing authorities, and Low Income Housing Tax Credits including preparation and variance analysis of financial statements, budget preparation and comparisons, cash flow analysis, audit preparation and coordination, IRR calculations, defeasance calculations, and 704(b) analysis. She also has experience with coordinating transactions including bond restructurings, owner transfers, loan assumptions, and debt workouts.

Patterson has a bachelor of business administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a double major in accounting and marketing. She has been a licensed certified CPA since 2014.

Hoff & Leigh Continues Growth with New Broker

Hoff & Leigh Denver, a local commercial real estate company, announced the addition of Chris Lindgren as a broker associate.

Chris Lindgren

Lindgren earned degrees in Hospitality Management and Music and Entertainment Industry Studies from the University of Colorado Denver. He spent many years in the hospitality and entertainment industry as an entrepreneur and operations manager, while simultaneously managing several commercial investment properties. He spent the last 10 years as a commercial real estate broker and is highly experienced with retail, office, and industrial transactions.

“We are excited bring on an experienced broker that shares the same values as Hoff and Leigh,” said Brandon Langiewicz, Hoff & Leigh Denver branch President.

Hoff & Leigh Denver is located at 6454 S Quebec Street, Centennial. Hoff & Leigh operates commercial real estate brokerage offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Northeast Ohio.

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