Houston–Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Thomas O. Fish, Michael J. Melody and Thomas J. Melody to lead its Americas Real Estate Investment Banking (REIB) business. The three will also assume executive leadership roles for the firm’s Americas Capital Markets business and steer the firm’s Americas REIB business as executive managing directors.
Fish and both Melodys will focus on expanding and driving a REIB business that currently has a foothold in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., with an emphasis on helping create a fully integrated investment sales and REIB business across the Americas. The REIB business incorporates debt/equity origination and placement, equity fund raising, resolution strategies, loan/note sales and investment advisory services.
“In the past six months, Jones Lang LaSalle has moved aggressively to build an industry-leading Americas Capital Markets business, which will complement our strong Capital Markets business throughout the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions and our dominant global Hotels Capital Markets business. Building a dominant REIB business is a critical component of our overall Americas Capital Markets strategy,” says Jay Koster, president of Jones Lang LaSalle.
Melody, Fish and Melody, who recently departed CB Richard Ellis, will be based in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Houston office, where they plan to build a strong base of operations for the Americas REIB business.
Mike Melody, Tom Melody and Tom Fish each served as Vice Chairmen of CBRE, and individually held various positions during their CBRE tenure including Co-CEOs of the Debt and Equity Finance Group, President of CBRE Capital Corp and head of the Southwest Region for the Debt and Equity Finance Group.