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Prutting In, Meisel Up, Dahlstrom Out? DC Sales Firms Revamp Lineups

January 17, 2013
Jim Meisel (left) has been named head of HFF's local Washington, D.C. investment sales teams and Bill Prutting has moved to Jones Lang LaSalle.
Jim Meisel (left) has been named head of HFF's local Washington, D.C. investment sales teams and Bill Prutting has moved to Jones Lang LaSalle.
The Washington Nationals wasn't the only local team making changes to their lineup this week, (so long Michael Morse, you'll be missed.)

The personnel moves are also happening fast and furious among investment sales brokerage teams in D.C. This week it was reported that Jones Lang LaSalle lured Bill Prutting from CBRE, HFF elevated Jim Meisel to head its D.C. investment sales teams, and Warren Dahlstrom stepped down as president of Colliers International’s Investment Services Group in the U.S., according to media reports.

JLL confirmed that capital markets leader Bill Prutting has joined the firm to serve as a managing director on its Capital Markets platform. A 24-year veteran of the D.C. commercial real estate industry, Prutting has led a number of the region’s highest profile capital markets assignments, most recently as part of the team that secured the $700 million financing for CityCenterDC.

"Hiring Bill is an important step in bolstering our office investment sales efforts in D.C.," said Jay Koster, Americas Capital Markets President, Jones Lang LaSalle. "He will play a key role in helping us drive the momentum of our Eastern Seaboard growth strategy."

Prutting will join other members of JLL's Capital Markets team in D.C., including International Director Steve Collins, Executive Vice President Jim Molloy, Managing Directors Wes Boatwright, Al Cissel and Scott Melnick to drive the global firm's capital markets effort in the region.

Over at HFF, Senior Managing Director Jim Meisel was named head of the local Washington, D.C. investment sales teams and will assume the role of office co-head, along with senior managing director Susan Carras, who oversees the debt and structured finance teams. The move was part of the firm's office succession plans.

HFF's national office platform will continue to be led by Stephen Conley who will also continue to be a part of the Washington, D.C. office team with Meisel, Dek Potts and Andrew Weir.

"This change is part of the Washington, D.C. office succession plan to provide growth opportunities to our valued employees and continue to provide ‘best-in-class’ service throughout our multiple business lines," said Conley.

Since joining HFF in 2007, Meisel has been involved in more than $2.6 billion of commercial real estate sales for office properties in the greater Washington, D.C. region.

Meanwhile, industry newsletter Real Estate Alert is reporting that Warren Dahlstrom is leaving Colliers International as president of its Investment Services Group in the U.S. The report could not be confirmed with either Dahlstrom or Colliers.

Dahlstrom spent 13 years with Cushman & Wakefield's investment sales team in D.C. and two years running his own firm before joining Colliers in February 2011.

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