Steven Leathers Leathers joins JLL from American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust.

NEW YORK CITY—The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, combined with the rise of the aging population, has prompted investors to show greater interest in healthcare-related real estate. As a result, JLL is growing its healthcare team roster. 

The firm has hired Steven Leathers as a SVP, based here. Working under the direction of managing director Mindy Berman, Leathers will focus on the valuation and sale of healthcare properties, maximizing their value for clients.

“The interest in healthcare-related real estate is greater than we’ve ever seen before—medical office buildings, outpatient facilities and rehabilitation centers are top of mind to the investment community,” says Berman. “Steven’s experience on the investment side of the market will bring fresh, smart insight to the team.”

Leathers joins JLL from nationally focused healthcare REIT American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, where he was responsible for property acquisitions and transaction management.