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JLL Hires C&W’s Lauren Kaufman for NYC Capital Markets Team


JLL (JLL) has added Lauren Kaufman from Cushman & Wakefield (CWK) to its New York capital markets team, Commercial Observer can first report.

Kaufman, an industry veteran who spent the past four years at C&W, joins JLL as a managing director in the brokerage’s New York advisory business, led by senior managing directors Michael Gigliotti, Christopher Peck and Andrew Scandalios.

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“Lauren is an accomplished capital markets advisor with the deep experience and professionalism that exemplify JLL’s culture,” Gigliotti said in a statement. 

At C&W, Kaufman placed more than $5 billion of transaction volume as a member of the brokerage’s equity, debt and structured finance team. With a career that spans two decades, Kaufman previously worked as a vice president at Deutsche Bank for six years on commercial mortgage-backed securities and balance sheet loan originations for six years.

She began her commercial real estate career as an attorney at law firm Alston & Bird representing lender clients.

“I am excited to become part of JLL’s collaborative and client-focused platform and look forward to working with experts across its global network to devise creative real estate solutions for clients at a pivotal time in the capital markets space,” Kaufman said.

Kaufman received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Stern Business School.

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