JLL Capital Markets announced today that investment sales executive Drew Isaacson has left Eastdil Secured to join its market-leading New York investment sales advisory led by New York Office co-head and Senior Managing Director Andrew Scandalios.
Isaacson will serve as Senior Managing Director, leveraging his experience working both as a principal investor and advisor to work with institutional and entrepreneurial clients to further advance JLL’s platform across the tri-state. A 15-year veteran of the business, he has traversed the capital markets as a trusted advisor on over 90 capital markets transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $27 billion.
“Drew is a consummate professional with deep industry experience who will play a significant role in maintaining JLL’s leadership in the capital markets arena,” said Scandalios. “We are thrilled that he has chosen to join our team of professionals as we guide our clients through a shifting landscape.”
Prior to joining JLL, Isaacson was with Eastdil Secured, where his deals included the record-breaking $3.2 billion sale of the 18-property Manhattan Mini Storage portfolio, the $930 million sale of 8 Spruce Street, and the $320 million sale of 1330 Avenue of the Americas. Before that, he served as a Senior Vice President with SL Green, completing billions in sales, acquisitions, and structured transactions for Manhattan’s biggest landlord, including the acquisition of a $148.2 million preferred equity interest in 245 Park Avenue. Earlier, he worked for Philip Waterman’s Waterman Interests, LLC, after starting his career as an analyst with JP Morgan.
Isaacson has carved his own niche as a specialist in real estate sales, joint ventures, and structured transactions across all asset classes, working with a sterling roster of clients including Blackstone, RXR, Edison Properties, Brookfield, Nuveen, and Silverstein Properties.
A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, he is a member of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York (YM/WREA).
“It is an honor to join JLL’s highly respected investment sales team and to work alongside Andrew Scandalios, Chris Peck and the entire capital markets team,” said Isaacson. “As investors face critical strategic decisions in a dislocated market, my aim is to lock arms between debt and equity while employing JLL’s deep resources and broad platform to effectuate the best outcome for clients.”