Matthew Lawton

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Executive Managing Director, Investment Sales Advisory Platform Leader

Job Functions: Executive, Capital Markets, Equity Placement, Investment Sales & Acquisitions


Matthew is an Executive Managing Director and Investment Advisory Platform Leader in the Miami and Chicago offices of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He joined JLL as part of the HFF merger with more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, including investment advisory and equity placement. As a member of the HFF Executive Committee, Matthew was responsible for the overall direction of the firm's 26 offices. He also served as Co-Head of HFF's National Investment Advisory Group and executed in excess of $172.9 billion of transactions in 2019, of which approximately $60.5 billion was in the multi-housing arena.


Matthew specializes in the capitalization of investment real estate and multi-market portfolios through direct sales and structured transactions. During the course of his career, Matthew has represented more than 200 different companies in excess of 1,000 transactions totalling more than $30 billion in consideration, across all property sectors and regions of the United States.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type