News release

JLL announces EMEA Debt and Structured Finance leadership changes

Edward Daubeney and Brad Greenway appointed Co-Heads of Debt and Structured Finance; Michael Kavanau to transition to EMEA Debt Chairman

January 27, 2022

Kirsty Allan


London, January 27, 2022 – JLL announced today that Edward Daubeney, Senior Director, and Brad Greenway, Senior Director, will assume the roles of Co-Heads of Debt and Structured Finance, EMEA, with immediate effect. Daubeney and Greenway will succeed Michael Kavanau, who will transition responsibilities over the coming months to become EMEA Chairman, representing the European Debt and Structured Finance business at a global level. 

As Co-Heads of Debt and Structured Finance, EMEA, Daubeney and Greenway will have an overall leadership responsibility to drive the EMEA Debt & Structured Finance business growth strategy.

Alongside Kavanau, Daubeney and Greenway joined JLL in 2019 following JLL’s acquisition of HFF. Under Kavanau’s leadership, their extensive experience has significantly boosted JLL’s debt capabilities, having collectively completed $9.6bn over 100 transactions in 2021.

Daubeney brings over 27 years of Pan-European real estate debt experience, having completed over $20bn of commercial real estate transactions, including debt structuring and multi-sector investment advisory. Prior to HFF, Edward held previous senior positions as Head of Debt at Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ. Brad’s debt experience includes transacting on over $35bn across every sector, in over 30 different countries. He brings specialist knowledge and long-standing relationships with international investors and real estate lenders.

Matthew Richards, CEO of Capital Markets, EMEA, added: “Debt market liquidity is strong, with the lender pool continuing to diversify across sectors and asset profiles. The opportunities for our EMEA business to continue to grow are huge; the combination of Michael’s vision and building a best-in-class team have ensured that we have and will continue to take advantage of that opportunity. I am thrilled that we have such incredible talent within our business and am excited for Ed and Brad to build on Michael’s strong foundations for the next evolution of our debt and structured finance capabilities.”

Michael Kavanau, Head of Debt and Structured Finance, EMEA, commented: “Debt market participants and risk profiles are expanding across the EMEA region. Ed and Brad have been instrumental in the growth of our debt and structured finance capabilities over the last few years. Their acumen, breadth and depth of international experience will be key as we continue our EMEA expansion strategy. I extend my warm congratulations to both.”

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