Jones Lang LaSalle Expands Financing Expertise in D.C. and Florida

Washington, D.C.–Jones Lang LaSalle has hired two real estate investment banking experts in the Washington, D.C. office. Shawn McDonald and Mike Yavinsky join the firm’s Capital Markets practice as executive vice presidents.

McDonald will partner with multifamily investment sales Managing Directors Al Cissel and Scott Melnick to advance the firm’s financing expertise in the apartment sector throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Yavinsky will work under the direction of Managing Director Wes Boatwright to enhance the firm’s real estate investment banking offerings in the region.

McDonald joins the firm from Freddie Mac, where he was a regional director of production and sales for the Southeast Region. For the past 10 years, he has been responsible for market-rate, multifamily mortgage loan origination in the southeastern U.S. (including the District of Columbia and 13 states) for Freddie Mac, where his annual team production averaged more than $4.55 billion for the last several years. Prior to that, he was a director of affordable multifamily transactions for Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO).

Yavinsky was previously a senior vice president at Walker & Dunlop. He spent more than 14 years in the capital markets group, where he successfully closed more than $2 billion in debt and equity financing throughout the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast.

Jones Lang LaSalle also announced that it has added financing expert Doug Rozzell to the firm’s Capital Markets business in Florida. He joins the firm as a senior vice president in Tampa and will focus on expanding the firm’s client service offerings in the Southeast, under the direction of Managing Director Denny St. Romain.

Rozzell joins from Thomas D. Wood and Company where he was a principal, closing in excess of $400 million in commercial real estate loans. Prior to that, he was a commercial mortgage banker with the Cohen Financial Group.