JLL Capital Markets announced that it has welcomed Managing Director Danté Thomas to its affordable housing production team. Thomas is based in the Philadelphia office and reports to Senior Managing Director Angela Kelcher, who is leading the national affordable housing debt production team.
Thomas joins JLL in a leadership role with the responsibility of optimizing financing solutions from a variety of capital sources, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
“I am thrilled to join a team committed to offering clients exceptional service and technical expertise that provides a unique and rewarding experience,” said Thomas.
Prior to joining JLL, Thomas most recently served as Vice President of Product Originations for Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, working directly with originators, clients and capital providers to structure transactions geographically dispersed throughout the country. Before spending four years with Berkadia, Thomas served as the Director of Real Estate for the Housing Partnership Equity Trust, which is now majority owned by Lincoln Avenue Capital. Thomas started his career as a senior asset manager and underwriter with Fannie Mae’s multi-housing mortgage business and also worked for the District of Columbia’s Housing Finance Agency as a Senior Development Officer. Thomas earned a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University.
“It is a top priority to continue to provide the reliable execution and superior customer service that drew me to join JLL earlier this year,” said Kelcher. “The addition of Dante to the JLL affordable team ensures that we are growing our depth of leadership and expertise in lock step with the growth of our production volumes.”
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 and sales 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.