JLL hired Niko Skiadas and Dan Dretler to lead its New England multifamily capital markets operations.

Skiadas and Dretler will both serve as executive vice presidents in JLL’s Boston office.

"Niko and Dan have a proven track record of success throughout their 20-plus year careers and bring diverse perspectives to our team," JLL Managing Director and lead of New England Capital Markets Frank Petz said in a statement.

"They've been on the front lines of the buying, selling, development and finance sides of our industry and can uniquely appreciate what it's like to be in our clients' shoes, because they've actually been our clients. Niko and Dan are natural fits for the culture we've established here, and we're excited to have them as a critical element of our integrated team," he added.

Prior to joining JLL, Skiadas and Dretler had been working together for over 10 years at Colony Capital in Boston, where they generated over $5 billion in transactions, $2 billion of which was multifamily. Dretler oversaw dispositions and portfolio management for the firm and Skiadas ran the acquisitions side.

"We're thrilled to join a team with such depth of talent and diversity of experience," Skiadas said in a statement.

"That's particularly important to us given that key signals for multifamily often come from other places across the real estate spectrum, including office leasing and retail sales," he added. "Having all of that great expertise and information in-house will enable us to better understand those signals, something we look forward to leveraging to the benefit of our clients."