By Joshua Burd
JLL has added to its New Jersey capital markets group with one of its newest hires in the state.
The firm announced Monday that Thomas E. Didio Jr. has joined its team as a director in the Morristown-based capital markets office. He will work alongside his father, Thomas Didio Sr., in the New Jersey debt and equity placement group, which is led by Senior Managing Director Michael Klein.
“Tom comes to us with an abundance of excellent relationships and a deep knowledge of the debt and equity financing landscape,” Klein said. “He has led several large debt and equity transactions in the multifamily space over the past few years, and we are excited to have him continue this momentum here at JLL.”
Didio has nearly 10 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and joins JLL from CBRE. Prior to entering the debt and equity brokerage space, he worked for four years at Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he developed a knowledge of multifamily housing and agency finance, along with four years at a boutique real estate private equity firm in New York.
He is a graduate of Tufts University, where he played varsity football, and is an active member of associations such as the National Multifamily Housing Council, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Industrial & Office Real Estate Brokers Association.
JLL noted that he is familiar with JLL’s New Jersey capital markets office, which previously operated as HFF, having interned there when he was a student at Tufts University.
“Many of us first came to know Tom when he interned with us while in college,” Klein said. “He’s grown into an accomplished professional with a strong work ethic. We are thrilled to have him as part of the JLL team.”