Jeffrey Davis is Senior Managing Director of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group and co-heads the Hotel Capital Markets team responsible for overseeing all investment sales, debt and equity placement in the Americas. Mr. Davis is based in the firm’s New York office and as a leading strategist and investment advisor for JLL, Mr. Davis has advised on and transacted in excess of $20 billion of high profile lodging transactions and hybrid use developments globally.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Davis has been intricately involved in all aspects of real estate in the U.S. from both an institutional and entrepreneurial perspective. With a career as a consultant, investment banker, private developer, and institutional acquisitions, Mr. Davis has worked with world renowned real estate companies as well as celebrity entrepreneurs including Ian Schrager, Andre Balazs, and The Trump Organization.
Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Davis served as vice president of asset management and business development for Ian Schrager at Morgans Hotel Group, where he was responsible for sourcing and structuring over $100 million of new development projects, including the Gramercy Park Hotel, the Bond Street residential project, and the proposed conversion of the Shore Club in South Beach to a full-service condominium hotel. Mr. Davis gained consulting experience at Arthur Anderson as a national hospitality consultant and corporate finance experience thereafter at Salomon Smith Barney where he completed more than $15 billion of private and publicly traded real estate transactions.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Davis holds an MBA in real estate finance and strategic planning from the Anderson School at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration where he graduated with honors.