James Hanson

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  • Chicago
  • One South Wacker Drive
  • Bureau 3000
  • Chicago, IL 60606 US

Jim joined Avison Young (Chicago) in 2014 as a senior Capital Markets and Structured Finance Executive. He brings 28 years of Capital Markets experience to Avison Young, including over $5 billion of closed investment sale, financing, sale-leaseback, development capitalization and strategic advisory assignments.

Jim began his career at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he completed his tenure as

a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group. Based in the firm’s Chicago

headquarters, he oversaw all Capital Markets Group activities in the Central Region of the US. These activities included asset dispositions and financings, structured corporate finance transactions and other financial advisory assignments on behalf of clients that included domestic and foreign corporations, developers, REITs, real estate fund operators and institutions.

Under Jim’s guidance, the Investment Sales team at JLL grew to have the
greatest market share of Class A office sales in Chicago. Jim also was responsible  for expanding the group’s activities into secondary Midwest markets, such as Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit, where JLL became a successful agent for placing institutional capital into higher yielding office acquisitions.

Jim completed dispositions of over 12 million square feet of office assets and over 3.6 million square feet of retail assets while at JLL. He also completed various advisory assignments including the disposition of a portfolio of participation interests in non-performing mortgage loans, strategic alternatives for recapitalizing a $1.2 billion portfolio of leveraged lease assets and the privatization of a $110 million capitalization publicly-traded REIT. Jim was also active advising US-based multinationals on real estate financing structures and strategies available in Europe, Asia and the US.

After leaving JLL, Jim was a principal at Chicago-based real estate developer

Mesa Development. At Mesa, Jim was responsible for all capital structuring activities related to the almost $1 billion of urban, mixed-use, residential development completed during his tenure. Jim identified and structured approximately $700 million of senior construction financing, $125 million of mezzanine financing and $80 million of institutional co-investment equity capital.

Jim’s extensive real estate experience, including deep relationships with capital sources representing the full spectrum of the capital stack, provide valuable insights into the execution of transactions for clients of Avison Young.