(HOUSTON, TX)—Midway, the privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment, development and management firm, is pleased to announce Kevin Freels has accepted a managing position within Midway’s Investment and Development Team. Freels was hired to build upon the firm’s equity relationships and to execute new business initiatives across Midway’s various development, value-add and acquisition strategies. “Kevin’s finance expertise coupled with his successful track record of managing equity relationships will make him an incredible asset to our team,” says Larry Sloan, Midway’s Executive Vice President of Investment and Development. “We look forward to witnessing his impact on all of Midway’s valued stakeholders.” Freels most recently served as a director in the Seattle office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas, where he specialized in institutional-grade assets and developments across the West Coast. He joined JLL as part of their 2019 acquisition of HFF, the former Dallas-based provider of commercial real estate capital markets and brokerage services. Kevin started at HFF’s Houston office in 2015 and subsequently relocated to Seattle to establish and grow the outpost’s commercial investment advisory platform in 2017. Over his career, Freels has contributed to the sale, recapitalization (mezzanine and joint venture equity placement) and financing (permanent, bridge, construction debt placement) of office, retail, multifamily, mixed-use and hospitality assets totaling in excess of $5 billion. As a result of his exceptional performance, he was awarded the Costar Power Broker of the Year in 2018 and 2019. Freels earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. He also holds a Master of Science in real estate and finance from Texas A&M University.
Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to clients and investors for over 50 years. Midway’s portfolio of projects completed and/or underway consists of more than 45 million square feet of properties ranges from mixed-use destinations to office, industrial facilities, and master-planned residential communities. Midway continues to develop projects of distinction, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for investors, clients, and the people who live, work, and thrive in the environment they create.
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