JLL has formed a center of excellence in higher education real estate advisory to help educational institutions realize the potential of their real estate. JLL appointed David Houck, a veteran JLL managing director, to co-lead its new Higher Education group in collaboration with Kevin Wayer, co-president of JLL’s Public Institutions group.
Houck’s appointment and the creation of the group formalize JLL’s ongoing work in the education sector. The firm has a long history of working with public and private colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. It has completed more than 1,000 projects for institutions such as Ohio State University, University of California, Georgia Board of Regents and Harvard University.
During his 25-year career, Houck has led large, complex tenant representation engagements and has provided real estate advisory, project management and transaction services for major profit and non-profit organizations.
A 24-year JLL veteran, Wayer co-founded JLL’s Public Institutions group to provide real estate strategy, planning and execution services to public sector clients worldwide, including public colleges and universities. He has led development and transaction teams for complex engagements with more than 200 government and higher education institutions across the United States and abroad.